UPDATE: Downtown restaurant closing for good 

Owner is planning a big party to send the restaurant out with a bang. 


A downtown Dayton restaurant is closing its doors. 

Jasmine Brown announced on her Facebook page that her restaurant, De'Lish Cafe, located at 139 N. Main St., will close for good on July 31.

>> RELATED: This Cajun theme at downtown Dayton restaurant features scrumptious turkey ribs

She wrote: 

“As I am sitting here writing this, I am tearing up. This message is to let everyone know that De’Lish will be closing July 31, 2018 for good. 

My family and I have given this city 8 long and hard years of our lives. We have had good times and we have had bad times. 

It is time for us to move on to try something different. I have prayed over this decision for the last few months. I must say that I have been happier and less stressed out while taking this time off. Originally we were going to open back up today, but instead we will be opening Sunday, July 1, 2018 to give everyone one last month of De’Lish. 

In the coming weeks I would love to hear what menu items my guests would like to see as we will have a limited menu…. 

We would like to say thank you to everyone that has spent one red cent at our establishment. You have made it possible for me to not only take care of my family, but for me to be able to give back to my community which is a true blessing. I will take with me every conversation, every piece of advice given, every piece of constructive criticism and use it to make myself a better person. When my husband came to me with the idea of wanting to open a restaurant I said “NO!” The best thing I could’ve ever done was to listen to him and be submissive to his wants. For that I am forever thankful, grateful and humbled. Running a business is no easy task, especially when your helpmate is gone. I have tried for the last two years. 

At the end of July we will have one BIG DE’LISH PARTY and party like we’ve never partied before! I invite you into our home for one last month, one last time, one last meal.. 

Thank you all for inviting us into your homes, lives and stomachs! 

We will forever be indebted…. 

 

Love Always, 

Jasmine, Evian & Willie III”

>> RELATED: Meet Jasmine Brown of De’lish Cafe 

Brown launched the restaurant in 2010, at the former site of Gregory’s Piano Bar.

It closed briefly early this year due to a tax issue. 

>> RELATED: De’Lish Cafe reopens after being shut down for tax issues

A message was sent to Brown seeking further comment. 


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