Food truck owners want to open E. Dundee cafe
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media October 9, 2013 9:38AM
Updated: November 12, 2013 6:12AM
EAST DUNDEE — Another eatery could be making its way into the village by early next year.
The owners of a Northbrook-based food truck, the Roadside Kitchen, would like to open a new restaurant in the former Great ReMark’s Cafe building on Penny Avenue.
Currently, Joe and Louise Rycraft are seeking liquor license approval in order to open Dolly’s Cafe.
Louise Rycraft said fare would include sandwiches, beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee. Dolly’s Cafe likely would not open until January.
She is excited about the possibility of putting down business roots in East Dundee.
“We like the looks of the town, and it seems like a nice little community,” she said.
The liquor license request was up for discussion before the Local Liquor Control Commission on Monday night.
“We basically gave them the consensus to move forward, and at some point in the future they’ll fill out the application for the liquor license,” Village President Lael Miller said.
Great ReMark’s Cafe closed earlier this year after owner Mark Manzella, who ran the eatery with his business partner, Renee Schneider, was diagnosed with chronic neurological Lyme disease. The couple, who opened the restaurant in April 2009, decided to close Great ReMark’s Cafe so he could devote his efforts full-time to getting better.