Gray's Mill Closes in Downtown Montgomery

Restaurant had opened in historic landmark in December 2011

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.

Check Patch later for more on this story. 

someone January 29, 2013 at 05:57 PM
I guess my gift cards I bought at Christmas are useless :(
Oswegosmarts January 30, 2013 at 02:22 PM
I don't see anyone stopping at the stop and go, so lets get ready for it to go.
Greg Nelson January 30, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Marketing is key to getting these locations moving forward as any business should do. Failures are just that because of either location or menu/food in many cases. The Stop and Go does have good food so I hope others will venture in and give them a try. I will say buy local is important to all area business locations and to keep our taxes here is top for our future outlook!
Adrienne Smith March 06, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Downtown Montgomery is a tough location for any type of business. It's not on a main thoroughfare. Sorry to see Gray's Mill close.


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