We didn’t want to report this news….
Olive, an urban dive, will take its final bow on October 10th, 2015.
Owner Kimberly Collett announced today that due to the impasse reached with the buildings owner regarding repair and maintenance issues, the impact its
had on the staff and business, and changes in her own personal goals, that she will let the curtain fall, instead of renewing Olive’s lease, which ends in November.
We tried everything we could to find another feasible way to keep Olive in Dayton, but now that the decision is made, were announcing the close in advance because we wanted to give our staff time to find new work, help our farmers and vendors adjust, and to allow our guests to visit a few last times and use their gift certificates.
Collett attributes the success of Olive to its family of employees, especially over the last year as she was spread thin, since her partner in all things, Bobby, passed away last spring. ”Our Lead Chef, David took the reigns and led Olive to a new level of efficiency and the food and creativity coming out of our kitchen team has never been better. Lead server, Sandy, who has always been the heart of Olive, held the team together even as shes been starting her own fashion business. The whole team really stepped up and kept Olive humming and growing from day to day without me, which makes this decision even harder than it would be otherwise.
It’s been a great run, and we’re so thankful to Dayton and all our die hard regulars you’ve helped make us so much more than we ever dreamed we would be! We’re stopping at the top of our game, which is a hard, hard thing, but change is inevitable and if I’ve realized anything this year, its that life is uncertain, you’ve got to make the most of it and choosing to let go is sometimes the hardest, bravest, best thing you can do.”
Olive, an urban dive will continue normal hours through October 10th.
Lunch Tues-Fri 11-3p, Dinner Thurs-Sat 5-9:30p, Brunch Sat 10-3p (Closed
Sunday & Monday) For reservations please call 937.222.DIVE (3483).