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Gilberts Sausages

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Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Sat, 08/13/11 12:07 AM (permalink)
Some friends of mine grew up on this Arlington Heights (northwest suburb of Chicago).  I've never been, but apparently it's a local institution.  Too bad.
I still can't post's the edited'll have to change the (dot):
chicagostyledog, you might appreciate this one.  Looks like they are a Vienna Beef shop.

<message edited by Gilberts Sausages on Sat, 08/13/11 12:11 AM>

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    Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Sat, 08/13/11 1:37 AM (permalink)
    I can post it:
    It's a sad story that's repeated all too often.
    Aging owner with no apparent successor, aging building and uncooperative landlord.
    This place is in the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame! One would think VB would step in and try to help them find a new owner and facility. What say you CSD?
    I love the line where Mrs.. Peeps says the kids don't give her much trouble because she knows most of their parents!! (As customers growing up I assume.) Beautiful! 
      ann peeples

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      Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Sat, 08/13/11 3:23 AM (permalink)
      What a sad story. As you said, Foodbme, all too familiar these days. We had an Italian sausage place( only sold links or bulk) that closed because none of the kids wanted to take over. An absolute institution on the east side of Milwaukee. Their closing is still mourned by generations of people, as I am sure this place will be.
      <message edited by ann peeples on Sat, 08/13/11 12:21 PM>

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        Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Mon, 08/15/11 6:46 PM (permalink)
        that is sad.  I think there was a fire there as well a few years back.
          Chic@go Dogz

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          Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Wed, 12/7/11 10:43 AM (permalink)
          This is sad, but its happening all over Chicago in the past few years. I remember Growing up in the "Ravenswood" area and they had a hotdog stand on the corner west of Montrose and Damen thats gone. And others in the south side near 26th st and their gone. But a few good one's remain.
          <message edited by Chic@go Dogz on Wed, 12/7/11 10:45 AM>
            Michael Stern

            Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Wed, 12/7/11 10:55 AM (permalink)
            A sad story, indeed. I didn't know Peep's, but I still lament the loss of Demon Dogs over 5 years ago:


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              Re:Chicago Area Hot Dog Restaurant Closing Wed, 12/7/11 7:42 PM (permalink)
              Actually there's another hotdog stand across the intersection even closer to the high school. I know because i live in Arlington Heights! 
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