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Southern style restaurant Dixie closes in South Bend

Dixie in South Bend is closed after less than one year. 

The restaurant, 808 E. Colfax Ave., opened in February 2015 and specialized in traditional Southern fare, according to previous Flavor 574 reporting

During the last few weeks, co-owner Aislin Keith decided to shutter the restaurant as she faces two surgeries and treatments, Heidi Prescott with the South Bend Tribune reports. Prescott reports Keith’s leukemia is no longer in remission.

Keith grew up in New Orleans and was excited about bringing the taste, spirit and hospitality of the American south to Michiana, she told Flavor 574 in January. 

The building that housed Dixie was converted from a gas station to a restaurant in the 1960s, she said. 

Keith hasn’t put the building up for sale yet, Prescott reports. She’s hoping another restauranteur will contact her and set up a lease agreement, or the space could be used as commercial kitchen space for food truck owners, according to Prescott. 

To learn more or to contact Keith, see the full story on the South Bend Tribune

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