CHICAGO (CBS) — A restaurant that’s been a fixture in Skokie for 50 years is getting ready to close its doors.
On July 1st, Jack’s Restaurant on Touhy Avenue, just west of the Edens Expressway, marked its 50th anniversary.
Now, owner Jack Koretas says he’s reluctantly calling it quits.
“I just hate to think of retiring,” he said.
Koretas said he’s loved running his namesake diner, but at age 87, he’s ready to retire.
“I’m ready to retire. I’ve been here 50 years,” he said.