Pilaf shuts down for the season

Pilaf will close its doors after Sunday, but could return in the spring, restaurant owner Susan Powell said.

"Basically we didn't have a good enough summer to take the losses of winter," she said. "It's on the market, and there are actually a couple of people interested in it. If I don't sell it, then I'll reopen in the spring."

Her husband's illness also contributed to the decision to close.

Powell said she hoped new owners would continue the 11-year tradition of Pilaf, known for its Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian food, but that it would not be a requirement for interested buyers.

"We have good clientele and I feel bad for the people who have really supported me over all these years," she said.

She will continue catering and producing her own line of spices, granola and rice mixes through her wholesale business at Global Pantry, also located in Ashland.

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