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Sandpiper Closed

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 3, 2011
Thanks to all the Worth Residents for not supporting the Sandpiper Restaurant. Everyone complains that no business will come in here. When we do get a little restaurant to open up, no one goes and it closes down. It was a nice little place with reasonable prices for a decent meal. Now it will sit empty and be another eyesore for Worth. If the owner of Sandpiper could not make a go of it with his years & years of restaurant experience, no one will be able to make it work in Worth. Great job residents....
Kitchen Nightmare

Downers Grove, IL

#2 Mar 3, 2011
Maybe the food sucked?

Maybe Worth is so full of Mexicans and Arabs they did not find the type of food at Sandpiper appealing?
whos to blame

Palos Hills, IL

#3 Mar 4, 2011
They should of kept the Old Sandpiper and not turned it into a Greek Dionysus Rest. and all the customers wouldn't of left. Once they leave it is hard to get them back unless you have something to offer them. Worth Rest. & Michaels have loyal customers. The Parking was really bad there. So many signs where not to park. Who wants to dine with the possibility of getting towed? I went to lunch with some friends. I had a tuna sandwich and a cup of coffee & it was over $10. The tuna tasted old. At Panera i would expect to pay that. It was just same old, same old stuff but with higher prices. The son had little experience to run a business. Who's to blame?
Dan

Palos Hills, IL

#4 Mar 4, 2011
I had some business at the Pawn Shop in that strip mall. A middle eastern looking man followed me and watched through their window. I figured he was making sure i parked where i was suppose to park (in his mind). I also thought he was a look out for someone that was going to mess with my car. That parking lot is always busy. How could you tell if they are closed or not?
harlem

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 4, 2011
Dan wrote:
I had some business at the Pawn Shop in that strip mall. A middle eastern looking man followed me and watched through their window. I figured he was making sure i parked where i was suppose to park (in his mind). I also thought he was a look out for someone that was going to mess with my car. That parking lot is always busy. How could you tell if they are closed or not?
Maybe because there are 2 large For Lease signs in the front window.
Getto Worth

United States

#6 Mar 4, 2011
No one comes to Worth to eat! They just come to sell or buy drugs. This village is going to shit!
Dan

Palos Hills, IL

#7 Mar 4, 2011
harlem wrote:
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Maybe because there are 2 large For Lease signs in the front window.
Touche! there harlem. That would be the clue. Yes, the sign is there. I wonder why they left so quickly? I would think they would of had a 5-10 lease? What were they there? 2 1/2 mos?
saganaki

Palos Hills, IL

#8 Mar 4, 2011
Sounds like the Feds shut them down so fast. Oopah!
The Fat Lady

Northbrook, IL

#9 Mar 4, 2011
I'm singing now. Worth is in trouble boys.
saganaki

Palos Hills, IL

#10 Mar 4, 2011
In the 70's and 80's Sandpiper made big && and tax dollars. Declined in the 90's and nothing since. There is more to this short ' story'. Some family or financial drama. That's what happens when they close fast.
waitress

Palos Hills, IL

#11 Mar 5, 2011
The Top 3 reasons why a greek restaurant closes down.#1. Brothers fight and both rip off one another. or could be Uncle Nephew or Dad combo.#2) They don't exactly like to pay people. They would like you to work for free and only get free meals. Not good meals. Soup is the staple. They employ mostly illegals so who will complain? Some times after many Labor Board complains and taxes not paid the State will shut them down. They takes your taxes but don't like to pay them. Then they change owners aka brother cousin nephew takes over a ' New' Company.#3) They don't like to pay for goods delivered. Sometime they get blackballed by the Meat Man or the Liquor guys. It will have nothing to do with Good Food & Service. Except if they have no food & no one will work for them. Adios!
My Party i will cry

Palos Hills, IL

#12 Mar 10, 2011
SandPiper aka Dionysus and Both Nikobees are closing? What's going on here? Isn't there another eye sore on 103 Harlem Nikobees? Seems like a tax immigration thing. Who approves this? Where is the real estate tax if they run? I booked a party there in August! I gave a deposit. How bad can this town get?
eats

Palos Hills, IL

#13 Mar 27, 2011
The new improved Sandpiper from the 70's lost it's customers years ago.Then went to a Greek Dionyosis. Again Sandpiper. Too late. They raised prices. Michaels & Worth Rest. rock.. rock on! One of the brothers had a smack down at sister company OutRiggers Tinley Park last week end. Too little to late. Support Worth Restaurant & Michaels in Worth. Rock on! Good food, fair prices, Good service and not the downtown price.
Nickobees

Palos Hills, IL

#14 Apr 19, 2011
Nickobees was bought out by the Animal Welfare League which is right next door
eats wrote:
The new improved Sandpiper from the 70's lost it's customers years ago.Then went to a Greek Dionyosis. Again Sandpiper. Too late. They raised prices. Michaels & Worth Rest. rock.. rock on! One of the brothers had a smack down at sister company OutRiggers Tinley Park last week end. Too little to late. Support Worth Restaurant & Michaels in Worth. Rock on! Good food, fair prices, Good service and not the downtown price.
r u sure

Palos Hills, IL

#15 Apr 19, 2011
Are you sure? or just a rumor? Public records show a sale in 2003 & in foreclosure now. How can they book parties when they know they will be leaving?
PETA friend

Palos Hills, IL

#16 Apr 21, 2011
Don't get me wrong. I love animals. I have Pets. How can a Non Profit Organization such as AWL, buy another property ( close to a Million ?) and remodel it or tear it down & re-build. People without jobs, lacking food & medicine are in every block of CR. People freezing with out Heat or dying in the summer without AC still on the News every year. Didn't AWL hear we are in a recession? Another tax exempt property with a Vacant Trucking Company ? Why don't other towns offer to help out? Why another one in Chicago Ridge? If this is true? Why not offer Petco ,Petsmart to build a Store there that will pay taxes?
Big Ears

Palos Hills, IL

#17 Apr 26, 2011
It's all a rumor. They are in foreclosure and waiting to get kicked out. They aren't paying taxes and squeezing the register for all it's worth. Heck, they don't even have a Current Liquor License. They joke at the Bar that it is delivered to the Worth Banquet Hall and then redelivered to the restaurant in CR. That can't be legal? I hope you don't have a party booked there. The entire Bar thinks it's a joke. This is criminal.
Capt Morgan

Evergreen Park, IL

#18 May 27, 2011
This is funny because i heard the same thing. Something is going on. CR has no liquor license and it is delivered to Worth then , the busboy goes & gets it and brings it back to CR. Al Capone would turn over! He did that! Illegal, oh Yeah! I ordered one and i was told it was coming soon. Coming soon? What? From Where? From Puerto Rico? No, coming from the Banquet Hall in Worth. They can't buy liquor in CR with no license , so they buy it with the worth license. I got 1 free one but, i was laughing cuz i heard this on topix. LOL
old sandpiper

Evergreen Park, IL

#19 May 31, 2011
The sign say ' coming soon Mediterranean Cuisine?'. Is that like Greek Food again?
NukeAllah

Worth, IL

#20 Jun 6, 2011
old sandpiper wrote:
The sign say ' coming soon Mediterranean Cuisine?'. Is that like Greek Food again?
No, it means Arabian, another Arabian restaurant is coming to town.

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