After doing their best to fill a huge restaurant during a nasty recession, owners Sean O’Brien and Patricia Hughes-O’Brien have decided to close their restaurant ~ZINNIA~ after dinner service on New Year’s Eve. With the infamous slow months of January and February looming, and tax time coming up soon thereafter, they decided to close up shop now instead of continuing to wait for things to turn around. They’re talking about possibly opening a smaller project on the Peninsula—we will have to see what the New Year holds. Best wishes to them. To see details about Zinnia’s New Year’s Eve dinner, take a look in the socialite.