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Restaurant closes after 3 months of business

Zoe Greszler • Updated Sep 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM

After just three months, the 1847 Tavern and Grill has closed its doors.

1847 officially opened in mid-May at 21 Mill St., the former location of the infamous Mill Street Bistro, which was featured on the Chef Gordon Ramsay TV show “Kitchen Nightmares” in 2013.

The restaurant announced it would be changing its hours and menu Sept. 6, only being open Thursday through Saturday evenings. 

It didn’t make it through the weekend, however, announcing the closing via Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“Thank you for your patronage Norwalk and surround (sic) communities,” the post said. “You were very supportive of our restaurant. Due to unforeseen circumstances we are closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The restaurant is owned by Huron native Rob Humenik, who was unavailable for comment Monday. He and kitchen manager John Sharp said in a former interview the building and business had taken on a whole new life when it opened, separate from its “Kitchen Nightmares” days.

Sharp had said the business had “come a long way” and was “doing great,” with a rustic, family friendly remodel.

“The building was originally built in 1847 and it actually was one of America’s first electric motor repair service (shops),” Sharp said previously.

“There is a lot of rich American history in this area and so we just kind of wanted to tap into a little bit. People coming here from Connecticut were British people, French people, etc. We wanted to do what we can to show people that you know we’re not just Norwalkians. We have a lot of heritage here from different areas of the world.”

No one was available for comment at press time. 

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