The Zenith, the spacious, eclectic restaurant inside the Fisher Building in Detroit, is closing.
Owners Robert and Melissa Jasper announced via social media Sunday that will close their Mexican fusion eatery on Aug. 23.
“Unfortunately the circus is packing-up,” the post read. “Thank-you to everyone who supported us and the unbelievable passion and love we've received from so many of you about this kooky place of ours.”
The tiki bar and restaurant, which has a live music room in the basement, opened in the spring of 2014 and suffered a slow start because of a liquor license that wasn’t granted until months later. The colorful spot was a blast of retro memorabilia with an area dedicated to tiki culture and another festooned with clowns.
The owners say the theater’s off-season was what killed the business. The Jaspers, who relocated from the east coast to live and work in Detroit, will remain living in town in the Boston Edison area.
“We’ve felt very welcomed and supported and have many new friends we'll now have the time to hang-out with as well,” they posted on Facebook.