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White Eagle Not For Sale, Despite Last Week's Listing

The large banquet hall is a popular spot for weddings, funeral luncheons, etc., and a hub for Chicago's huge Polish American community.

Andrew Przybylo, seated in one of White Eagle Banquets' banquet halls, is a co-owner of the hall, with his siblings.
Andrew Przybylo, seated in one of White Eagle Banquets' banquet halls, is a co-owner of the hall, with his siblings.

After reports surfaced last week that White Eagle Banquets in Niles was for sale, Andrew Przybylo, Niles mayor and one of the siblings who co-owns the business, confirmed it is not for sale.

Last week, the White Eagle, a large banquet hall with multiple event rooms which is popular with in the Niles area and also in the larger Chicago Polish-American community, was listed for sale on two websites, Loopnet.com and cbre.com, according to the Journal & Topics. 

"What happened was that my sister (Althea Przybylo Kroger) passed away (in Sept. 2012), and estate matters needed to be settled," Przybylo said. 

Earlier: Althea Przybylo Kroger Passes Away

Part of that process involved listing the White Eagle, which was owned by the six children of Ted and Alice Przybylo, who started it in Chicago in 1947 and moved to Niles later, for sale. 

Andrew Przybylo stressed that the family did not go through with anything, and the White Eagle will remain open and operating.

So far, the members of the younger generation--Ted and Alice's grandchildren--only work at White Eagle part-time, and they all have other careers, Andrew Przybylo said.

The White Eagle is a popular spot for funeral luncheons, as it is located at 6839 N. Milwaukee Avenue, across from St. Adalbert's Cemetery. It is also frequently the site for weddings and the dinners or functions of Polish American community organizations and government organizations. 

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AAmericanFlooring December 17, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Too bad it would be a nice piece of property to develop into something a lot more useful.

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