What about the loss of Elliott's Dairy?

What about the loss of Elliott's Dairy?

Created by SGS on Mar 19, 2010

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I never shopped at the place

Will miss the deli

Will miss the bakery

People running it messed up

Let it be a Walgreens

Who cares

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rpp roselle il

Wayne, IL

#41 Jan 8, 2011
Does anyone have an update regarding a possible new store opening or where the corned beef can be purchased?
Mafia Motosports

AOL

#42 Jan 27, 2011
I also would love to know where the corned beef came from. My family was devastated by the abrupt way we found out they closed. we have been customers from day 1. also im curious why the employees keep eluding to what happened and knowing the truth but then not saying?? maybe it would help people if we knew what happened or why??

Brian
Mr Retail

United States

#43 Mar 16, 2011
Well people it's been one year. Still don't know the TRUTH of why Elliott's closed. After talking to some people there was plenty of blame to go around. NOBODY is clean on this one. Sadly, I now do some shopping at Happy Foods. I'm still trying to find decent cornbeef. Oh well, life goes on.
Jack

Ransom, IL

#44 Jun 28, 2011
caitlin wrote:
and the bakeries are allegrettis and oven fresh. both in norridge i think
Hi Caitlin, Can you tell me where I can find the corned beef that Eliott's sold. It is driving me crazy not being able to find the best corned beef !!! Jack
Maggie Chicago

United States

#45 Sep 11, 2011
It's been more than a year now and after trying dozens of places, still have not had corned beef anywhere near the taste of Elliot's. I am being driven to try and make my own. That desperate! Regardless of whatever happened to end the long standing,
wonderful business, I wish all involved good fortune in whatever endeavors they choose.(Please let it be a corned beef sandwich stand!!!).
Seymore is here agaIn

Chicago, IL

#46 Sep 13, 2011
Maggie Chicago wrote:
It's been more than a year now and after trying dozens of places, still have not had corned beef anywhere near the taste of Elliot's. I am being driven to try and make my own. That desperate! Regardless of whatever happened to end the long standing,
wonderful business, I wish all involved good fortune in whatever endeavors they choose.(Please let it be a corned beef sandwich stand!!!).
There are other places to get a real corned beef sandwich, made the way a Jewish deli makes it. check out Manny's on Jefferson and Roosevelt, the place is legendary. Or Max & Benny's in Northbrook. Getting a corned beef at Elliott's is like getting chinese food at Wendy's.
missing elliotts

Chicago, IL

#47 Nov 16, 2011
I really hope I do see an elliott's Jr. People really miss it. I think it would do great.
Former Elliott slave

United States

#48 Nov 25, 2012
I read many posts on here and in other sites praising the owners but how do you praise an owner(s) that just rip your job from under your feet in the unprofessional fashion they did? I worked there from the mid 90s to the late 90s and knew the owners before they even thought about taking over the store. Steve was nice to work with but the other one I believe was Peggy? She was one of the most difficult people to work with. She would always say I was slow doing the dishes and always threatening my job because I fell behind. I must of had like a dozen different jobs to do in a six hour shift and all had to be finished by closing time. Overall I'm sad for the neighborhood that it closed but not for the owners.
login spoonful

Des Plaines, IL

#49 Aug 2, 2014
Uncle Charlie's at foster and central.
Joey

Elmhurst, IL

#50 Dec 21, 2014
Miss the Corned Beef. I couldn't wait for my grandparents to bring it to me as a kid and I kept going back as an adult.
Levon

United States

#51 Dec 22, 2014
login spoonful wrote:
Uncle Charlie's at foster and central.
What about it?
Liz Derenski

United States

#52 Aug 27, 2016
Jeff Jordan wrote:
I've been going in that store since it was Swiss Dairy. My first job was working there for the Elliotts. Until the day they closed I bought more for $50.00 there than any other store in the neighborhood. The butcher shop always had great meat. The day before they closed Steve handed me a great piece of corned beef for St Pattys day and the following day I returned for more and found out they closed. Sure wish Steve would have said something then. Maybe a business solution could have been reached. Either way I sure hope somebody keeps the store alive. Our family sure misses the store. When Rich and Joan Elliott ran the place it was a goldmine and a great place for young kids to work as well as for adults. Hopefully somebody can do it again. Good luck to you Steve. You always treated me with respect and kindness.
I lived on Giddings. Do toy remember when they changed the name to Elliots from Swiss? I'd forgotten that. I also remember that there was a soda counter.
Do you remember BigOaks that was kitty corner?
Thanks
Louise

Elmwood Park, IL

#53 Aug 27, 2016
Pat wrote:
I have been eating their goods for 50 years. I have no idea what I will do now. A tragic event this is.
Really, a tragedy. Not the word I would use.
Paula

Huntley, IL

#54 Mar 16, 2017
caitlin wrote:
i actually worked at elliotts when it closed down. they told none of us. i feel liek half my family n my home has been taken away from me. but we all even the managers keep in touch. this was my first job i was there almost 5 yrs. and yes we did get to clean the place out and we hung out there all weekend. i just still can't believe its gone. im supposed to work tomorrow! what am i gunna do.
I know this is a few years after the last post, but does anyone that worked there know the recipe for the corned beef> I worked there my senior year of high school but was a cashier, and I never thought to find out how they made it because I thought they would always be there!
Lower-end

Atlanta, GA

#55 Mar 17, 2017
Seymore is here agaIn wrote:
<quoted text>There are other places to get a real corned beef sandwich, made the way a Jewish deli makes it. check out Manny's on Jefferson and Roosevelt, the place is legendary. Or Max & Benny's in Northbrook. Getting a corned beef at Elliott's is like getting chinese food at Wendy's.
Ha!
Agnese

Bartlett, IL

#56 Aug 4, 2017
SGS wrote:
I know the property itself is on the market for 2.9 million. It's been for sale for awhile. But the business itself is not for sale. Among the many issues was the freezers they had. They turned them down at night. You could tell by the tarps they kept on top of the freezers and the taste of the ice cream. I just think they could have gone out with some class. Maybe a good-bye sale? I just hope all those people that lost their jobs got to clean the place out.(the food) I also will miss the place ALOT.
Do you know how/where they made their corned beef. I can't find it anywhere that has the same quality. Still so upsetting

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