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Former Pancake House Leveled in La Grange Park

The structure, built in 1951, was torn down last week; a property manager for the lot says there are many options for what might go in the space.

The former site of an Original Pancake House on La Grange Road that closed in 2007 was leveled last week in order to make room for potential new commercial development in La Grange Park, the Doings La Grange reports.

Although there was much interest in the one-story building, according to the paper, it was ultimately unattractive to tenants because it lacked handicap accessibility, modern sprinklers and an elevator to the basement. 

“Now one of our prime goals is to have people come by and have a vision for what the site could be," Peter Barritt, property manager for TBZ Realty & Management Corp, told the paper. "It’s not locked into the most recent use... We don’t know at this point.”

Read the full story at the Doings Western Springs website.

Bruno Fontana December 05, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth both sent their condolences.
John Lieb December 06, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I worked there when it was Howard Johnson's back in the 80's.
Velma Johnson December 10, 2012 at 06:11 AM
When did this pancake house really close? It closed way before 2007. I think it was around 1997 when it closed. Feedback please.

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