Shoeless Joe's Ale House & Grille on Higgins Road in Rosemont is closing this weekend after 30 years! Its owner says he's seeking a new location in the area and plans to reopen the sports bar.
They made the announcement on Facebook with an explanation:
"End of an era: THANK YOU to ALL of our wonderful customers who over the years have become like family to us here at Shoeless Joe’s in Rosemont! This is by far the hardest post we’ve ever had to write but after 30 AMAZING years at 10290 w Higgins Road in Rosemont we are being forced to close our doors. Ownership of the property has declined our request to extend our lease that ends at the end of this month. We’ve tried for over 3 years to get them to extend it but they have ignored our requests. We haven’t received a response from any of our calls, texts or emails in over 2 months. Since 1989 we’ve called Rosemont our home and have built one of the most iconic sports bars in Chicago with the help of you! We’re so grateful for everything this location has brought us and were beyond sorry to say goodbye. We’re working hard to land a new location in the area VERY SOON so please stay posted and we will let you know if and when that happens. Until then we’re open until Saturday March 30 (4am). Sunday March 31st we’re having all of our staff in to celebrate an amazing run we’ve had here. THANK YOU again from the bottom of my heart for all the support you’ve given this bar over the last 30 years!! And always remember you can get your Shoeless Joes fix at our Addison location, 1480 w Lake St. We’ve given all Rosemont employees the option to come work in Addison until we figure out our next move. Thank you again!!"