All the right elements for success

Michele Nixon and son Chris Nixon of Element 112 accept the check for the $50,000 five year, two percent interest SACIC loan from Steve Leamy of Signature Bank on behalf of the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation.

Shawn Murphy

Umami is the taste profile that describes the depth of flavor in a dish. It is also the best description for Element 112, which has added a depth of flavor and style to downtown Sylvania for over 10 years. And now, it is expanding its flavor and business palette even more.

On Nov. 10, the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation presented Chris Nixon and his mother Michele Nixon, from Element 112, a check for $50,000, to assist with the new investment in their operation. The restaurant owners applied for and received a SACIC five-year, two-percent loan.

A new test kitchen is planned, which will allow their culinary team to train and experiment with new dishes, expanding their gastronomic workspace. Along with the new kitchen area, a private dining room that seats 20, with a separate entrance perfect for special events, will be added. The newly created areas will also include more space for storage, office, and a break room for staff.

The restaurant celebrated its 10-year anniversary in downtown Sylvania on Oct. 27.


SACIC is a non-for-profit organization representing a collaboration of business and government working to enhance balanced economic growth and the quality of life in the greater Sylvania area.

SACIC membership information is available at Reservations for its luncheon may be made by contacting Tiffany Scott, at 419-882-2135 or

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