Snackville Junction Closing After 60 Years Of Serving Up Meals By Train

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — The end of the line is sadly near for a south suburban restaurant that has charmed children and adults for years.

Snackville Junction in Evergreen Park, which serves up its fare on model train cars, will be closing this Saturday after more the 60 years in business.

“Thank you everyone for your comments and well wishes,” the owners wrote on their Facebook page. “Unfortunately our last days are ahead. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful memories with us.

“We will miss all the adorable children and their families. We were so fortunate to have been a part of this historical and iconic institution. We hope that somewhere somehow the Snackville Junction choo-choo will return to deliver those anticipated suckers.”

The current owners said they could not reach an agreement on new terms of its mortgage with the bank.

Snackville Junction opened in 1953 near 108th Street and Western Avenue.

The sight of burgers and fries being delivered by a train along the counter delighted kids for years.

The tradition of a visit to Snackville Junction has been passed along over the generations.

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