Yorkville’s Millhurst Ale House announces temporary closure

Staffing shortage, food cost increases cited as factors in decision

Yorkville’s Millhurst Ale House has closed its doors for the time being, according to a message posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page July 21.

Millhurst staff confirmed that the restaurant’s last day of operation was July 11, but expressed hope that the closure is only temporary.

The popular restaurant is located at the corner of Bridge Street (Route 47) and Kennedy Road on the city’s north side.

“It is with great sadness that I convey these words. After much consideration, I have decided to temporarily close Millhurst,” the post, signed by ‘Momma Donna & The Millhurst Family’ reads. “With the current short supply of restaurant staff and the constant increase in food costs, it is no longer viable to continue.

“THANK YOU to all those who supported us throughout the pandemic. Making it this far has been challenging to say the least, but we could not have done it without you. Many of you have become like family. The conversations, the banana bread (you know who you are), the hugs when we needed them. THANK YOU!”

Millhurst Ale House has not yet returned a request for further comment.

Shea Lazansky

Shea Lazansky

Oswego native, photographer and writer for Kendall County Now