What happened to Steffinils on western?

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Mike

Alsip, IL

#1 Dec 9, 2012
It's closed now?
Build BI2

United States

#2 Dec 14, 2012
Closed about a week ago - they have a store in Lockport. Business was steadily declining ...their shelves were increasingly empty ...and there just wasn't a "welcoming" feeling in the store for some time. We stopped shopping there after they refused to honor a credit they issued ... Another vacant store in our bustling business district.
R ya new

Orland Park, IL

#3 Dec 15, 2012
Build BI2 wrote:
Closed about a week ago - they have a store in Lockport. Business was steadily declining ...their shelves were increasingly empty ...and there just wasn't a "welcoming" feeling in the store for some time. We stopped shopping there after they refused to honor a credit they issued ... Another vacant store in our bustling business district.
Let Peloquin know the store is closed. Donnie can then approve a business license for another taco stand or payday loan.
Taco

Blue Island, IL

#4 Dec 15, 2012
R ya new wrote:
<quoted text>Let Peloquin know the store is closed. Donnie can then approve a business license for another taco stand or payday loan.
Domingo voted gor mas taco stands
Build BI2

United States

#5 Dec 15, 2012
Not even a "Thanks for Your Business" sign in the window ...that's a fine how do you do!
phew

Orland Park, IL

#6 Dec 15, 2012
Just goes to show OBVIOUSLY how many people shop in blue island
jobs for votes

Alsip, IL

#7 Dec 16, 2012
I like to call this the "Peloquin Effect"
BILib

Midlothian, IL

#8 Dec 16, 2012
People came from far-flung cities and towns when it was Calabria and the quality was still very high.
Customers

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 16, 2012
My family loved Calabria, the nice people who worked there, and the high quality Italian products that were never available at the store that replaced them.
First The store failed the shoppers; who were forced to contend with politics connected to city hall. Products, attitudes, and politics finally sent the customers and their money elsewhere we see that happen to businesses every day.
actually

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 16, 2012
The quality went in the toilet when Joe was no longer involved. Quality was no longer their priority. The seafood salad had more filler vegetables in it than seafood... The calabrese chicken sandwich that was to come w a red.pepper, came w green (cheaper), the giardinera had tons of celery, hardly any peppers, and virtually no carrots. This is just the stuff I noticed, sure theres more.

They tried to save $$$$... Hoping no one would notice. Looks like we weren't the only ones.
iwin

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 16, 2012
Customers wrote:
My family loved Calabria, the nice people who worked there, and the high quality Italian products that were never available at the store that replaced them.
First The store failed the shoppers; who were forced to contend with politics connected to city hall. Products, attitudes, and politics finally sent the customers and their money elsewhere we see that happen to businesses every day.
Most people know they are on 103rd street, sorry I agree the real estate is better for them over there. Shoppers change with the times and you can thank the Walmart like companies for that
Build BI2

United States

#12 Dec 16, 2012
iwin wrote:
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Most people know they are on 103rd street, sorry I agree the real estate is better for them over there. Shoppers change with the times and you can thank the Walmart like companies for that
. I understand Calabria's moved originally due to family dispute - somehow they are related to Stefannelli - and now moved to 95th St. By Barracc'os. The Irish didn't support the store even when Calabria started carrying more Irish products.

Bottom line - there has to be quality products, competitive pricing, good customer service and advertising ...and people will come from far and wide to the store - regardless of Walmart, CostCo or any other stores.

The demographics of BI simply won't support a specialty store like Steffanelli's today - and they were doing everything to drive away business on top of it.

Look at the Cafe Italia ...another victim of the same mistakes. Guiseppe's and Richie's Too however are doing well..

Where is business plan to help support struggling business owners ..1here is the Chamber of Commerce ...and what the h*ll is that anyway????
R ya new

Orland Park, IL

#13 Dec 16, 2012
taco's taco's
jobs for votes

Alsip, IL

#14 Dec 17, 2012
Stefanellis has been serving up old and spoiled food from their lockport store for the last couple years.
So Many Questions

Chicago, IL

#15 Dec 17, 2012
Why did the Health and Sanitation Inspector allow this to go on for so long?
jobs for votes

Alsip, IL

#16 Dec 17, 2012
So Many Questions wrote:
Why did the Health and Sanitation Inspector allow this to go on for so long?
That would have been the owner of steffanellis. Mr Steffanelli. A good question for Peloquin. An appointed position to a longtime supporter.
More Evidence

Chicago, IL

#17 Dec 17, 2012
Another Great Example of the Never Ending List of Conflicts of Interest Created and Unopposed by City Hall, that Taxpayers pay for.
wake up

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 17, 2012
jobs for votes wrote:
<quoted text> That would have been the owner of steffanellis. Mr Steffanelli. A good question for Peloquin. An appointed position to a longtime supporter.
umm, there son was the health inspector. Whats are they going to fine themselves?
No Ties

Chicago, IL

#19 Dec 17, 2012
wake up wrote:
<quoted text>umm, there son was the health inspector. Whats are they going to fine themselves?
That is why businesses should have no ties to City Hall.
R ya new

Orland Park, IL

#20 Dec 17, 2012
Can't wait til Peloquin and other progressive party followers are indicted like the rest of Illinois political hacks. Donnie should check in to the same mental heath clinic as Jackson jr.

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