Bob McMahon's Metropolitan Grill will end its 18-year run on the northwest side Monday, when it serves its final meals.

In a written statement, McMahon said the restaurant was the victim of an “ever-changing food and beverage marketplace" that "presented some challenges that we simply were not able to overcome.”

Meanwhile, McMahon is expected to launch a new concept, although it was not clear if it would be in the same space at 7892 N. Oracle Road.

Metropolitan Grill will run a buy-one-get-one-free special for all military and public safety (police, fire, etc.) professionals throughout the day Saturday through Monday. For reservations call 531-1212. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 daily, until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday.

Read the full story in Friday's Star.