I-Town Grill closes its doors

Published 9:49 am Friday, July 24, 2009

IRONTON — Just 90 days after its grand opening, the I-Town Grill has closed its doors and turned off the lights.

Ironton’s newest restaurant, know for its “Fighting Tiger” burger, free business delivery and breakfast specials, is apparently out of business.

The Park Avenue restaurant had leased the dining and kitchen space vacated by the Ironton Elks Lodge #177 when they closed their member-operated restaurant in late 2008.

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Elks officials said Thursday the lodge wasn’t given any notice owner Micheal Kidd was shutting down.

“He just closed, he never gave us any notice he was doing that,” a man who answered the phone at the lodge said.

Calls made to the phone number listed for the restaurant could not be connected.

All signage had been removed, as were the announcements the restaurant had on the marquee it shared with the Elks.

No written explanation was listed on the restaurant’s front doors.

Opening to much fanfare and publicity in late April, Kidd said what set the I-Town Grill apart from many restaurants in the area was the local touch his team put on service and the food.

It’s Wednesday “Build-a-Burger” special was just one of several promotions the restaurant had.