Just over a year after opening in West Village, neighborhood wine bar Brix is preparing to close and relocate its business. Owner Mikiah Westbrooks confirmed the impending closure on social media on Sunday evening, telling followers that the business would close at the end of August and reopen sometime in 2019 in Detroit’s New Center area.
“Opening Brix was a real dream of mine and to be able to do it in a community that I grew up in was the cherry on top but unfortunately we will be closing the West Village location at the end of this month,” Westbrooks writes. “This was a tough decision but given the circumstances, this is the best choice.” Westbrooks, whose business is located inside a former bank building at the corner of Kercheval and Van Dyke, blamed the change of address on Brix’s landlord, Banyan Investments. Banyan is a major developer in West Village that owns dozens of properties in the area. Eater has reached out to Westbrooks for more information on the closing and Brix’s future location.
Westbrooks worked for a year and a half toward renovating and opening Brix, a casual wine bar with charcuterie boards just a block from Sister Pie. With the move to New Center, Brix is joining a fleet of new restaurants and bars set to open in the neighborhood including Baobab Fare and a new restaurant from the team behind Selden Standard. Stay tuned for updates on Brix.