What Should Go Here? Barb's Place on 167th

Barb's Place offered lunch and dinner. What would you like to see move in?

Barb's Place, located at 5201 167th St., offered hot dogs, hamburgers, Mexican food and an assortment of other offerings for lunch and dinner.

It's a rather unexpected spot for a restaurant; Barb's is near the Gingerwood neighborhood and sits right next to one of the 's garden plot areas.

The building is currently for sale. Interested parties can call 630-235-3216.

What would you like to see go in this former restaurant?

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Jim McBob July 18, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Personally, I would love to see a decent ice cream shop move into there, ala Dairy Queen or something along that line. All Oak Forest really has in the way of an actual ice cream shop is Jack Frost on 159th street, and they are only open a couple of months out of the year and situated in a bad spot along such a heavily congested road. But I have to wonder if a business would succeed there, since no business has to date. In all honesty, Barbs had bad food. Ate there once and never went back. Nothing personal against the folks who owned it. There was a hotdog place there previously and their hotdogs and burgers were awful. Perhaps a place serving decent quality food or ice cream could succeed. It would certainly give the people like me, who live in Gingerwood or Fieldcrest, a place to go that is nearby and convenient. Just my thoughts on the subject...
Nick Swedberg July 18, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I've heard from many people who would welcome a coffee shop.
Jane July 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I agree with Jim McBob, he has the right ideas.
chris rocco July 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM
A Diners Drive in or Dive type place. Good Food Good Service people will come.
Colleen McAbee July 26, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Combine Kathy and Evelyn's ideas for a seasonal garden and bait shop.


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