There are many people who are looking forward to what the new year has to offer. Many would like to forget what has been a tough 2022, including many in the restaurant industry. Another popular Eastern Iowa eatery announced that it will be closing their door for good at the end of this week.

That popular restaurant is The Brass Fountain in Solon. What made Brass Fountain so unique was, well, you guessed it. The fountain! The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the centerpiece of the restaurant was the 115-year-old back bar along with a Bastian-Blessing soda fountain straight out of the 1950s. How much more nostalgic can you get? The Brass Fountain could make you any number of different drink recipes at their location right on Main Street in Solon. The other thing they were known for was their burgers, something Courtlin got to experience firsthand!


The Brass Fountain announced its upcoming closure on its Facebook page, noting that the restaurant will remain open through December 30th, or whenever supplies run out. They also announced that gift cards will be valid during this last week of business, and also will be honored at Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar and The Wig and Pen locations through the end of January.

This certainly isn't how we wanted to end the year, with news of another restaurant closing, especially one as unique as The Brass Fountain. We encourage you to do what their Facebook post says. Stop by to visit one last time before they close for good on December 30th.

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