Tony Riggio, owner of Riggio’s restaurant in Niles, talks about the long history of the restaurant Friday, June 2, 2017, which began 65 years ago. The Riggios are closing the restaurant Aug. 27. (Mike Isaacs/ Pioneer Press)

June 26th, 2017.

Client: Riggio’s

Source: Chicago Tribune

Tony Riggio said it will be the end of an era when Riggio’s closes, but he is convinced this is the time. He is getting older, he said, and he still wants to enjoy his life, play a little more golf and travel more.

He recently broke the news of the restaurant’s closing to his longtime staff, he said, calling them in one-by-one because they are considered family.

On the last day Aug. 27, Riggio’s will open at 1 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. just like any other Sunday, Tony Riggio insisted. Only this time, Riggio’s will never open again.

“I’m sure I’ll be very nostalgic,” he said. “I’m going to have mixed feelings that day, I’ve got to be honest.”

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