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The doors were chained shut Friday at the Grist Mill restaurant on Killington Road. A constable said the building’s owner asked the restaurant operator to leave.KILLINGTON — The sign outside The Grist Mill reads “closed for renovations.”
It is not clear when the restaurant on Killington Road will reopen, though, as a town constable was present Thursday as the building’s owners asked the tenant running the restaurant to vacate the premises.
“It was very civil,” Second Constable Whit Montgomery said Friday. “I was requested to be there. I was there for both parties. ... It was handled very calmly.”
The restaurant’s phone was not in service Friday, and the doors were chained and padlocked. A Censor Security truck was parked in the lot, but the only person who could be found on the site said he was “just here to water the plants,” before driving away in another vehicle.
The phone number listed for restaurant owner Thomas Kinnally was also not in service Friday.
Calls to building owner Dave Gouchberg were not immediately returned Friday evening. Bill Bauer, who sold the business to Kinnally in 2009 and, according to Montgomery, retains an interest in the building, declined to comment.
Kinnally and his wife bought The Grist Mill after five years of running The Garlic, another Killington restaurant.
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