Betty's Bistro To Open In Morton Grove; Video Gaming Possible

It will offer video gaming in a restaurant-like atmosphere to appeal to women customers, according to reports.

By Pam DeFiglio

A sign on the door of a storefront in Morton Grove's Lonore Plaza shopping center announced that Betty's Bistro will be opening soon.

The website of the owners, Blackhawk Restaurant Group, indicates the company is opening a new bistro concept combining a casual, upscale eatery with state-approved video gaming terminals.

The Betty's Bistro sign is posted at 7152 W. Dempster Avenue, Morton Grove.

Lonore Plaza is located at the northeast corner of Harlem Avenue and Dempster Street.

Two Betty's Bistro locations were planned in Joliet, according to a February report in Plainfield Patch, with four more similar gaming bistros planned for Joliet, all owned by Blackhawk Restaurant Group of Oak Brook. Blackhawk's parent is an Oregon-based company specializing in restaurant, bar and video gaming enterprises, according to Plainfield Patch. 

A Betty's Bistro was also proposed for Bartlett, leading to that village's Planning and Zoning Commission having a detailed discussion on how to best control the number of gaming establishments in town--whether through liquor licenses or some other means. 

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antigambler August 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Casey, Betty has a phony ID showing "restaurant".
Troy August 20, 2013 at 08:54 PM
"The Betty's Bistro sign is posted at 7152 W. Harlem Avenue, Morton Grove." Unless Harlem Avenue changed directions, this can't be the correct address.
Nancy DeLeu Spircoff August 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM
7152 Harlem is actualy at Touhy in Chicago!
sherwin dubren August 21, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Why did I get almost a dozen messages from this last post of Ms. Spircoff? Can't your software filter out all these duplicates?
Pam DeFiglio August 21, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Thanks, Nancy DeLeu Spircoff, I have corrected it to read 7152 W. Dempster.


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