Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar closed Monday. | GoogleSilkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar closed Monday. | Google
Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar closed Monday. | Google

Popular Silkie’s restaurant closes in Springfield

Published on June 4, 2024 at 11:08 am

A popular Springfield restaurant owned by former Top Chef contestant Kenny Gilbert has closed.

The last day for Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar’s was Monday.   

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Gilbert says on social media that reduced customers, inflation and employee turnover played a role in the business’ closing.

The restaurant opened in November 2020. 

Gilbert thanked the community and staff for the memories over the last few years.

He did not say what’s next for him, but according to his website, he recently opened a restaurant in Miami. 

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.

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