Gray's Mill Estate News And Renovation Progress​

Gray’s Mill group receives $200,000 grant

By Jason Crane.    |     Janunary 17, 2021

The Montgomery Village Board unanimously approved a $200,000 conditional grant to Gray’s Mill Partners, LLC pursuant to the Village’s Mill District Restaurant Incentive Program at the Village Board meeting Monday.  As per the Board’s prior discussions, the grant is eligible to be issued at the time of the issuance of the Phase I Certificate of Occupancy. An additional future grant of $200,000 may be awarded as part of the Phase II improvements by separate agreement.

In October, Phil Cullen, owner of Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in Aurora and Downers Grove and Empire in Naperville, gave a presentation to the Village Board about his vision to redevelop the vacant Gray’s Mill property.  Read more …

Gray’s Mill corner in Montgomery revival on course

By Jason Crane.    |     October 27, 2020

The Montgomery Village Board viewed a presentation by Phil Cullen, owner of Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in Aurora and Downers Grove and Empire in Naperville, about redeveloping the vacant Gray’s Mill property, at the Village Board meeting Monday, through the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Gray’s Mill in Montgomery is on course to receive a revival. The building was built on the west bank of the Fox River in Montgomery in 1853 and was operated as a water-powered turbine-flour mill until 1916. It alternately has been empty and had businesses in the building since 1916, most recently a barbecue restaurant which closed approximately three years ago. Now, Phil Cullen, owner and creator of Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in Aurora and Downers Grove, and entrepreneur Mike Baum of Sugar Grove, plan to revive the building with weddings, guest quarters, a speakeasy pub, and other amenities. The Fox River is visible to the right of the building     Read more …

Our Progress

We have taken the property of Gray’s Mill and are transforming it into an estate that features a prominent event hall, cozy guest quarters, a secret speakeasy, a unique cocktail bar, and an authentic German biergarten.

UPDATE: June6, 2021 Danny Boy’s and Bier Garten progress. We are almost ready!

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