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Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Jons Grille owner dies Saturday
By Erin LaMourie
Staff Reporter

Jons Grille, a popular restaurant and hang out for students and faculty for more than a decade, is closed indefinitely following the death of the owner Saturday.

Restaurant owner Jon Meyerson, 52, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s report.

Roddy Lowrie, junior criminal justice major, looks at flowers and a wreath displayed in front of Jons Grille. The restaurant has been closed since Saturday due to the death of the owner, Jon Meyerson. No timetable has been set up for the re-opening of the restaurant.

Aris Xhakupi, weekend manager at Jons Grille, said he closed the restaurant, located at 3009 S. University Drive, Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. and it has been closed since.

Xhakupi said Meyerson’s family is now in control of the restaurant.

“We are all just waiting to see what is going to happen,” he said.

He said Meyerson’s brother, also a restaurant owner, and his sister will make a decision about the restaurant’s future in the next few days. Meyerson established Jons Grille in 1989.

A friend of Meyerson’s found his body at his home at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and called police, according to the Fort Worth Police Department report.

Meyerson’s friend had not seen Meyerson since Thursday and others at the restaurant had not seen him since Tuesday, according to the report.

The report said Meyerson left a note before his death, but the police would not release the contents of the note.

Erin LaMourie


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