Part of Mr. G’s Comes Down

A bit of Door County history was removed this week when Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grill on state Highway 57 was demolished. 

The Fernwood Ballroom, a separate banquet-hall building beside it, will remain, said Bob Geitner, owner of the property.

The restaurant property with living quarters on the second floor was a victim of arson in October 2022. The fire destroyed the restaurant, but not the banquet hall beside it. Geitner said he listed the entire property for sale last October with no success. When the contract expired this October, he made the decision to demolish the fire-damaged property to potentially make it more attractive to buyers. 

Geitner’s parents, Bob and Lorraine, purchased the property in the early 1970s. Geitner and his wife, Mary, raised their five children in the home on the second floor of the restaurant. Geitner told the Pulse when the fire happened that they’d put their whole soul and life into the place for 40-plus years.

“You want to retire, but not this way,” he said back then.

Jonathan Polich was convicted for setting the fire in August of this year, and then found not guilty by reason of mental disease and committed to a secure mental health facility, according to Fox 11 News