New Mongolian Barbecue Opens in Oak F...

New Mongolian Barbecue Opens in Oak Forest

There are 62 comments on the Patch.com story from Aug 13, 2013, titled New Mongolian Barbecue Opens in Oak Forest. In it, Patch.com reports that:

A new Mongolian barbecue restaurant has opened at the former location of Villa Rivera Mexican restaurant on 159th Street.

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Onetime

Tinley Park, IL

#44 Sep 15, 2013
When you see a business sign, you can usually tell what's there and if its a restaurant, what kind of food they serve. A bar, pub, tavern etc. Italian , BBQ, sandwich shop, you get my drift? What can you tell from the sign they had, "Mongolian VIP"? I just didnt get it and wasn't going to try. I don't think it was run correctly. And they apparently didnt have the capital to get it off the ground and run it until they got a base of customers. The closing came quick.
Kurtz

Forest Park, IL

#45 Sep 15, 2013
Step in front of a train wrote:
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It can't "never actually be open" AND "be open for a few days" you friggin' MORON.
See, those are both mutually exclusive, MORON.
You should not only apologize to Res for lying, but to the rest of us for breathing our air and to your parents for obviously letting them down.
I wasted my time going to a restaurant that you and others lied about to be open. After the "grand opening", it was closed in days throughout the very first week. Negative posts had nothing to do with them closing. You can't open a business and run it 2 days a week and expect success. The owners lied by saying they are opening a restaurant when they were only opening a night club. Everyone in O.F. was scammed to think we were getting a new place to eat.
Res

Chicago, IL

#46 Sep 15, 2013
No one was scammed. The owners just went broke. Once again, if they wanted a night club it wasn't necessary to go thru opening a restuarant and then becoming a night club, all they needed to do was apply for that at the time they came in and it would have been granted. I do undetstand where your conspiracy theories come from, You are a pathological liar and surely suffer from a mental disorder called paranoia.
Res

Chicago, IL

#47 Sep 15, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
Where are all of the positive posts? There aren't many. When they advertise DJ's, it's a club.
The Mongolian restuarant didn't advertize DJ's.
Frank

Chicago, IL

#48 Sep 16, 2013
Res wrote:
No one was scammed. The owners just went broke. Once again, if they wanted a night club it wasn't necessary to go thru opening a restuarant and then becoming a night club, all they needed to do was apply for that at the time they came in and it would have been granted. I do undetstand where your conspiracy theories come from, You are a pathological liar and surely suffer from a mental disorder called paranoia.
The people of Oak Forest were scammed...If they had a liqour license, they should have been well vetted. They throw away the money for license and start up expense ? Sorry Res' something shady here ya think? Anybody know if we gave them the 20k for facade improvement before they ever opened...Remember the big rush to get that done. All this economic development investment and here's what you get for it. Well done as usual City Hall.
No surprise

Harvey, IL

#49 Sep 18, 2013
I was by there last night after getting off the train around 6 p.m. and the restaurant was locked up tight and dark. Only the west end of the place appeared to be open and theres a beauty shop to? I also heard that the license was revoked because there were underage kids drinking there at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning. So Mr. Oakforester, 2nd ward alderman, how much do you love your city? Enough to make sure businesses operate within the law?
Res

Chicago, IL

#50 Sep 19, 2013
No surprise wrote:
I was by there last night after getting off the train around 6 p.m. and the restaurant was locked up tight and dark. Only the west end of the place appeared to be open and theres a beauty shop to? I also heard that the license was revoked because there were underage kids drinking there at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning. So Mr. Oakforester, 2nd ward alderman, how much do you love your city? Enough to make sure businesses operate within the law?
The Alderman does not have the authority to close them down for liquor violations, only the liquor commisioner(Mayor)has that authority. Knowing all of the Alderman, I know that not one of them would condone those violations, including the second ward alderman, he would be the first to ask that they be shut down following the Mayor's hearing. By the way, the doors were locked tight before they even were cited for the violation.
Kurtz

Forest Park, IL

#51 Sep 19, 2013
Res wrote:
No one was scammed. The owners just went broke. Once again, if they wanted a night club it wasn't necessary to go thru opening a restuarant and then becoming a night club, all they needed to do was apply for that at the time they came in and it would have been granted. I do undetstand where your conspiracy theories come from, You are a pathological liar and surely suffer from a mental disorder called paranoia.
They are broke enough to close the restaurant but not broke enough to close the club??? Your lies and stupidity keeps piling up.
Res

Chicago, IL

#52 Sep 20, 2013
Kurtz wrote:
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They are broke enough to close the restaurant but not broke enough to close the club??? Your lies and stupidity keeps piling up.
You are just as ignorant and uniformed as always. How many times does it have to be explained to you that the restuarant and Teen Club are two seperate entities at different locasions and not owned by the same people. The restaurant is on the Southwest corner of 159th & Latrobe, the Teen Club is located on the Northwest corner of 159th & Laramie, absolutely no connection. Get it thru your thick drunken skull you moron.
Confused

United States

#53 Sep 22, 2013
So which place had the liquor violation! I actually think if they changed the ages the teen club might work.
Res wrote:
<quoted text>You are just as ignorant and uniformed as always. How many times does it have to be explained to you that the restuarant and Teen Club are two seperate entities at different locasions and not owned by the same people. The restaurant is on the Southwest corner of 159th & Latrobe, the Teen Club is located on the Northwest corner of 159th & Laramie, absolutely no connection. Get it thru your thick drunken skull you moron.
Res

Chicago, IL

#54 Sep 22, 2013
Confused wrote:
So which place had the liquor violation! I actually think if they changed the ages the teen club might work.
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ou could be correct on changing the ages. Perhaps just make it for 17 and below. The Teen Club has no liquor license, thus no violation. The restaurant had a violation, but closed it's doors before the charges. as far as I know there was no hearing, if they decide to reopen I'm sure there will be a hearing and they probably will not be allowed to open with a liquor license.
Shennanigans

Oak Forest, IL

#55 Sep 27, 2013
Resident Almighty

Hinsdale, IL

#56 Sep 27, 2013
The story seems a bit fishy here. The owner lost his funding partner, now all of a sudden the place was ransacked and equipment stolen?????

Sounds like a possible insurance scam.
Frank

Chicago, IL

#57 Sep 27, 2013
years of economic develoment brings this fiasco. What next? Cops up and down 159th and "theft"goes on in plain sight. Sounds very fishy.
Shennanigans

Oak Forest, IL

#58 Sep 27, 2013
Ever notice how all the biz's Dotson hypes or promoted have controversey surrounding them?

I wonder what is to be of Dotty's, the video slots cafe. They should be opening soon, right? Lots of press all of a sudden pointing out how they will eclipse casino's in Illinois, as they plan to have 150 established in Illinois soon. The CEO thinks our state is so ripe a market, they moved the company headquarters here from Vegas.
Colonel Kurtz

Forest Park, IL

#59 Sep 27, 2013
Res wrote:
<quoted text>Still consider you a liar.
Well, well. You are looking dumber as the days go bye. Not only do you support a business that lied to the town and residents, but you also support a business that is in the middle of an insurance scam. You should be ashamed of your lack of insight and common sense. I was right all along you mental midget.
Res

Chicago, IL

#60 Sep 28, 2013
Shennanigans wrote:
Ever notice how all the biz's Dotson hypes or promoted have controversey surrounding them?
I wonder what is to be of Dotty's, the video slots cafe. They should be opening soon, right? Lots of press all of a sudden pointing out how they will eclipse casino's in Illinois, as they plan to have 150 established in Illinois soon. The CEO thinks our state is so ripe a market, they moved the company headquarters here from Vegas.
Dotty's has been open for several months. Better the money goes to Oak Forest than some casino. People are going to gamble, if not here in another town or casino. I do feel the city should set a limit on the number of gambling licenses just as they do for liquor licenses.
Res

Chicago, IL

#61 Sep 28, 2013
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
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Well, well. You are looking dumber as the days go bye. Not only do you support a business that lied to the town and residents, but you also support a business that is in the middle of an insurance scam. You should be ashamed of your lack of insight and common sense. I was right all along you mental midget.
I applaud your ability with your chrystal ball. You are so knowledgable about this restuarent, I guess you must have attended all the plan/zoning, and city council meetings where this was discussed. Just exactly what were these lies, and at which meeting did these lies occur? You must have known that their major funder was going to drop out at the last moment. I commend you for knowing all these problems when no one else in town knew them. The insurance scam is a probem for the Insurance Company and the police dept. Once more I applaud you for getting information from the police that is classsified and could lead to an officer losing his job.
Res

Chicago, IL

#62 Sep 28, 2013
Kurtz wrote:
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They are broke enough to close the restaurant but not broke enough to close the club??? Your lies and stupidity keeps piling up.
Well spoken again though your drunken haze.
Kurtz

Forest Park, IL

#63 Sep 28, 2013
Res wrote:
<quoted text>Well spoken again though your drunken haze.
Actually, now that you mention drunken haze, there is an excellent beer called Purple Haze. It is out of Louisiana from a company called Abita. But, it did not put me in a drunken haze. Moderation is the key. I recommend this beer to you on a warm summer day. Cheers!

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