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New Restaurant To Replace Townhouse

Village works with new owners. Townhouse closed Sunday.

will be replaced by a new Deerfield restaurant in the coming months, according to a sign on the existing eatery and Village officials.

“We are working with somebody,” Deerfield Planner Jean Spagnoli said. She cannot disclose the name of the establishment until it appears on the agenda of a public meeting. She did confirm it is a restaurant and bar.

A sign on Townhouse indicated the establishment’s owner, Restaurants America, closed the restaurant Sunday though the fixtures are visible through the windows a well as the outdoor tables and chairs remaining in place.

“As of Sunday, July 29, we are closing down Townhouse,” the sign read. “Deerfield, we want to thank you for the past amazing years we’ve been in this great community and wish Deerfield nothing but the best of luck.”

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Wang July 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Plz let this mean the arrival of another mattress store, plz! The pretzel app there was solid. They let me reuse my 1 Living Social voucher 4x which was nice.
Scott July 31, 2012 at 01:06 PM
No restaurant will survive in that space unless they find a way to increase parking.
RonnieTheLimoDriver July 31, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Agreed, and also Deerfield Road exposure.
Holly Israel July 31, 2012 at 01:29 PM
If they open a restaurant that is decent in Deerfield it will do well. How about a healthy place for soups & salads & sandwichs for ladies lunch!
Jen Bobay July 31, 2012 at 01:37 PM
They need a Mexican restaurant in Deerfield!
RB July 31, 2012 at 01:58 PM
The Village let them black out the windows, despite some board members thinking it was a mistake to let them go against code. It looked closed all the time. Very strange design. A nightclub might want blackened windows but a restaurant? From the get go, it was doomed. Parking? That's been a joke since Prime Source was given priority for all the good parking spaces. The Village is so concerned about the color of a sign, but allowed a developer to give close in parking spaces to office workers and tow signs on places right in front of retail and restaurants. That's why the first restaurant in that space left. This now makes three. The Village allowed a shopping center with the back doors facing the street and no hope for monument signage. Good luck to the new tenants, don't spend the kids college money! Who closes next? Across the street at the Whole Foods shopping center the Village insisted on more parking spaces than the design called for, so now we have a giant parking lot with very narrow rows and spaces, a horrible in and out experience. The original design called for nice trees that actually grew. With the Village Board parking requirements we have so much asphalt the trees look like sticks and are coming down limb by limb.
stephanie janower July 31, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I read somewhere that Cafe Lucci was going into the spot! Really? ANOTHER Italian restaurant within a block radius? With Italian kitchen, Biaggi, Il Forno and Rosebud already....REALLY???
Lynn July 31, 2012 at 03:15 PM
lunch time is a nightmare there is no place to park so people will not keep coming back
Steve Sadin (Editor) July 31, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Stephanie, Thanks for your comment. There will be a story tomorrow morning about the news restaurant.
DeerfieldResident July 31, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Blacking out those windows was the worst decision ever. It's hard enough to see the restaurant there, then they blacked out the windows so it looked perpetually closed. Real bummer because I liked the food there, and we really don't need another Italian restaurant. Silly.
Wang July 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Stephanie, let's not call Biaggi a restaurant...have you eaten there? They do have gorgeous bar area but food is like Olive Garden. The italian by Sachs i real solid.
Steve July 31, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Seconded! The perfect place for that would be up by Tony's Subs in my opinion!
john showerman July 31, 2012 at 07:57 PM
DOES any one know when any townhouse restaurants are,I have a gift card I need to use--js
Bringin' Down Briarwood July 31, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Nooooooo!! Say it ain't so. How dumb can you be to have another Italian restaurant? Forget the Deerbrook Mall. Forget how businesses are running for the hills. Forget the poor planning. On this incredibly minor topic alone, I will scream for new village leaders. Another Italian restaurant tells me you have absolutely no clue what you're doing, much the lack of support you show businesses that are already here.
Melinda Vajdic August 01, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Check out http://www.restaurants-america.com/restaurants/6-townhouse/. Looks like there's one downtown.
D'skidoc August 01, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills must be chuckling. Nightlife, restaurants, and retail galore. What does Milwaukee Avenue have that Waukegan Road doesn't? Other than all of the above and the Marriot.
RB August 01, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Each week we read of another closure. I'll probably get frosted for this, but has the Village considered a WalMart in the Great Outdoors space? I know about all the drama around Walmart coming into a town...but think of the tax revenue. Super Center, plenty of parking and destination. Closest is Wheeling or Niles. We need the revenue! As far as Townhouse, a Mexican restaurant would be nice to have in Deerfield. Something new. Tapas or Taqueria. Let's not get another Italian Restaurant....please!
Bringin' Down Briarwood August 01, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Does anybody NOT know five people that are dying for a good mexican restaurant in this town? It's so obvious that it's maddening that it doesn't happen. Mexican. Thai. A reasonable chef that enjoys good local produce (hop on 94/hop off 94). Tapas. Almost anything with Gail Gand's name on it. Southern cuisine. Lettuce Entertain You ... and I'm not anything close to a foodie. Once again, like Deerbrook, can we get a little creative here?
Paul Goldberg August 02, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Let's show some love to San Gabriel !!!!

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