We didn’t expect it, at least. Less than a month after we reported that the 5-year-old Hill restaurant and lounge Martin’s off Madison was to be reinvented as Greg’s Profanity Hill Grill, the joint is shutting its doors. Thursday night’s last call will be it, Jose the bartender told us in a phone conversation tonight.
Here’s what a rep from Greg’s told us about the change back in June
After five years as Martin’s Off Madison, a Piano Bistro, Gregg’s Profanity Hill Grill is changing with the times. With thanks to our loyal staff and valued customers,Greg is keeping a lot of the old and adding a lot more of the new to better serve you! Like all good things, the changes come gradually. When complete,Gregg’s Profanity Hill Grill will be the place to play, eat, drink and be Mary!
They planned to roll out the changes following 2010 Pride. Instead, it seems, they were doing what they could to hold that long at 1413 14th Ave. We were tipped to rumors that there were troubles at the restaurant way back in March 2009. We’ll follow up to see what else we can find out.
We noted that July has been particularly busy for new food and drink openings. Profanity Hill’s demise is a reminder of the other side of the equation.