The newspaper today ran an article stating that Elements restaurant in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is scheduled to close on January 1, 2012 unless a purchaser can be found. It has been listed for sale for a very long time, so I'm not holding my breath.
I can't say that I am surprised. While the restaurant has gotten good reviews on this forum, it is my opinion that the locals have believed for quite some time that the food is very inconsistent. I was hoping that the new chef would turn things around, but alas when my wife and I just ate there we had one hit and one miss.
Nonetheless, this is sad. It's a gorgeous facility, it's a nice restaurant in a town not known for its selection of nice restaurants, and the owners are all wonderful people.