Barbara Jean's closes

barbara-jeans-wMilaca restaurant, Barbara Jean’s (formerly Ember’s) has closed.

Employees told the Times this week that owner Brad Ireland conducted a meeting Monday morning with employees who were there to start their shifts. Ireland told them the restaurant would be closed, effective immediately. Other employees showed up for their shifts that afternoon and were locked out of the building.

Phone calls to Ireland have not been returned.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Jan. 24 print edition of the Times.