CHILLICOTHE — After a short stint in operation, Cedar House, 223 W. Cedar St., has closed.
Restaurateurs Wally and Nathenia Zich announced the closure on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.
"We remain very proud of our two-year renovation of this property and of 'Cedar House,'" they write in the message. "... It is extremely important to us that every guest enjoys a great dining experience when visiting one of our establishments. We simply have too many projects and cannot spend the time Cedar House requires to properly manage and grow this business."
The couple will continue to operate Nat's Place next door — where they say they will refund any unused gift cards for Cedar House — as well as Po-Boys on Frostwood, 6736 N. Frostwood Pkwy. in Peoria. They also operate KBL Design Center in Peoria and Bloomington.
The Zichs say that "they hope a future owner can re-open the restaurant and "make the commitment to operate it at the level our guests deserve."