Montana Mike's closes in Urbana
URBANA — Montana Mike's Steakhouse in Urbana has closed after a nearly two-year run.
Co-owner Greg Schmidtknecht said the restaurant, at 1601 N. Cunningham Ave., served its last meal Sunday and its 46 employees were informed Monday morning of the closing.
Patrons with gift vouchers will be able to use them at the Montana Mike's at 3215 N. Vermilion St., Danville, Schmidtknecht said.
He said the closing was due partly to a soft economy and partly to location.
Although some other steakhouses in Champaign-Urbana are doing well in terms of attracting patrons, "we couldn't get them to this side of town," he said.
Schmidtknecht and his business partner, John Frenz, will continue to operate Montana Mike's restaurants in Danville and in Vincennes, Ind. Schmidtknecht said both those restaurants have seen business increase as the economy recovered.