Fairhope\’s The Mill transitions to new ownership


Cheryl and Kirk Dye both have traveled all over the United States with their former careers involving the military and defense contracting. Not being afraid to try something different, they decided that it was time to travel back to the South and focus on a business of their own.
Kirk actually grew up in Pensacola, graduated from University of South Alabama and has family ties to Fairhope. Cheryl’s experience in a management capacity, combined with legal and human resources is the perfect transition to being a successful business owner.
The couple discovered that The Mill was for sale and loved the concept. With two popular dining options (MaryAnn’s Deli and Ox Kitchen) that provide a firm foundation, the couple plans to simply build what is already in place.
They have changed the atmosphere only slightly with more large screen televisions and vintage signage. They are still very family friendly with plans to add more live weekend entertainment. Kirk and Cheryl see The Mill lending itself to a more adult oriented environment during evening hours.
While The Mill opens every day at 10am. The Bar – Southern Chill @ the Mill currently operates Thursday through Sunday. There are plenty of craft and domestic beers on tap along with  champagne, wine and even canned beer. Also available are non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, hot tea and hot chocolate.
The generous amount of indoor and outdoor space makes The Mill perfect for large groups and/or social distancing. Kirk and Cheryl are also working on some enhancements to the third kitchen that will soon be available to occupy a third eatery. Make sure to stop by soon for a bite or a beverage!
The Mill • 85 Bancroft Street, Fairhope • (251) 333-0211 • www.themillfairhope.com