Sometimes, businesses close without anyone really noticing.  In most cases, these businesses close due to lack of business.  So, without having many customers, it makes sense that no one would really notice they closed.

That is not the case with this closure.

The owners of one of the most popular restaurants in the Fairfield area have announced their restaurant and attached store are closing for good this weekend.

According to an article in the KJ, Meridians Kitchen and Bar will be closing on Saturday, January 27.

A reporter for the newspaper spoke with David Gulak, one of the owners of the business.  Gulak explained that there were several reasons why the business was going to be closing.  One of the biggest was the increase in the cost of goods and electricity.  Other reasons include the difficulty in finding staff and the recent patch of rough weather keeping customers away.

At this time, they are closing so that they can take time to "regroup and reflect".

A post on the business's Facebook page said:

While the night is long and terrifying, it is also glorious, and with the gentle rays of dawn, hope springs eternal. We do not yet know what the future holds, but the past possesses a treasure trove of good times and great relationships, as well as abundant lessons learned and community forged through fire, fury, and friendship.

The owners say that they want people to know that it is not the end, it is a new beginning.

We wish the owners and staff all the best.

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