Patty's Diner will be closing in May. Patty Tunk, who has rented the restaurant space for 20-years, said the bank currently in control of the property has asked she vacate by May 6th. Patty went on to say there is a possibility she would stay open until end of May, but that is in negotiation.
Patty's typically stoic demeanor gave way to a deep sigh and single tear "the restaurant is my life, I've never been married, my customers are family" Patty's sister Suzy Tunk, who has worked as a waitress at Patty's since day one, with the exception of time spent taking care of their ailing parents, was equally emotional.
Patty mentioned the bank offered a lease amounting to a 50% monthly increase, not an economically feasible option, nor is Patty buying the property. Appears May will bring more than spring flowers, the closing of one of Chicagoland's best, Patty's Diner.
I was at Patty's Diner for breakfast this morning and plan on at least two more visits before they close, Thursday for the Turkey Special and breakfast centered around Patty's spectacular Old Potatoes.
3358 Main St
Skokie, IL 60076