Despite glowing online reviews, downtown Montgomery’s Gray’s Mill restaurant closed its doors recently.
A message on the restaurant’s website simply states “Gray’s Mills is closed. Thank you for your patronage.”
The upscale Italian and American eatery opened in December 2011 in Montgomery’s historic Gray’s Mill. The landmark was built in the 1850s to mill flour for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
The building has been owned since 1984 by Tim Ivers, who along with My Chef Catering of Naperville, operated Gray's Mill. Ivers spent years renovating the site and even won an award from Illinois Landmarks Preservation Council in 2001 for his efforts.
Village officials paved the way for the restaurant and hoped that it might help spark a revitilization of Montgomery’s downtown.
As one downtown restaurant closes, however, another has recently opened. The Stop ‘N’ Go restaurant opened in December at the corner of River and Mill streets.
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