The Journal Gazette's Sherry Slater reports that the Fox and Hound Pub & Grille at Jefferson Pointe has closed its doors:
I have to admit that I never went there, and I only went to its equally as doomed predecessor, the Red Star Tavern, once. It's not that I heard anything bad about either place--but I never heard anything good, either. Looking at this from a marketing perspective, there's one thing that unites Fox and Hound and Red Star: they weren't differentiated. They weren't a destination. They weren't a purple cow.
Less than two years after it opened, Fox and Hound Pub & Grille is closed. Monday was the Jefferson Pointe restaurant’s last day.
A local manager said “a lot of different factors” contributed to the decision, but she declined Monday to be more specific, referring official comment to her boss, who was out of town and didn’t return a phone message.
“It’s not that we don’t like Fort Wayne,” the local manager added.
The lesson in all this? Today, it's not enough to have decent location, good food, and an O.K. atmosphere. There are too many great locations, with phenomenal food, and an atmosphere you can't wait to share with your friends.
So, Fox and Hound, it's not that we didn't like you, either. But it's almost as if you didn't exist.