From the most recent Issues Update for Peoria:
The City has received notice from River Station LLC that it is renewing its lease to the River Station building for an additional ten (10) years. The original lease was dated August 28, 1979. On November 17, 2000, it was assigned from Mathers Co., Inc. to [...]
My in-laws had planned to take my wife out to Vonachen’s next Wednesday for my wife’s birthday. Fortunately, they made reservations. Unfortunately, Vonachens called today and said they’re closing Monday. So, if you want to enjoy Vonachens one last time, you have the weekend.
I’ve mentioned before how disappointed I am that they’re [...]
Vonachen’s Old Place (VOP), a staple in Peoria for over 50 years at 5934 N. Knoxville Ave., will close by the end of this year.
Alexis Khazzam, owner of Junction Ventures, and Steve Shaw, Executive Vice President of Mercedes Restaurants which operates VOP, both confirmed that Mercedes has elected not to renew their lease [...]
I’m sure sorry to hear this. The River Station is closed… again. My wife and I had supper there several times since they’ve reopened and have really enjoyed it. The place was redecorated well, and the service (except for the last time we were there) has been very good as well. (The last time [...]
Remember going to Carnegie’s in the Hotel Pere Marquette? The overstuffed chairs, the fine linen. The heavy drapes pulled back to reveal each booth. The well-dressed waiter who never let your water glass get less than half-full. The silver dome plate covers that were all lifted in unison to reveal everyone’s meal at once. [...]