Vision for Vacancy: Former Alemars Restaurant

The restaurant formerly located at 795 W. Dundee Road has been vacant since 2008. What do you think would be the next best use for the property at the intersection of Quentin and Dundee Roads?

This week's Vision for Vacancy is the former Alemars Restaurant, it was a Palatine favorite to many, at 795 W. Dundee Road before it closed in 2008. The restaurant was moderately priced and offered a casual atmosphere while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Palatine Patch wants to know if you have the next best idea on a good fit for a business, or other use, on this property at the intersection of Quentin and Dundee Roads. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Other news today on Palatine Patch:

  • Four Seats Are Open on the District 15 School Board
  • Stop by the Palatine Winter Market Saturday 
  • Meet the Harper College Ethics Bowl Team


Mike K December 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Don't forget ice cream in the summer. It definately looks like someone is doing something with the property - they cut down all the trees and the house that's on the lot appears to be vacant and ready to be torn down.
Linda Aylward December 12, 2012 at 01:45 AM
How about a cross country ski and bike repair/sales shop shared with Gail's idea of a locally owned diner that caters to the bike and foot traffic out of Deer Grove Park! Sort of a ski lodge for winter sports! Wi-fi, places to sit and warm up with a fireplace and an outdoor deck for the summer would be so great. Also a little shop would sell gloves, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, rain jackets. Now can the Park District subsidize or give special tax status to the business? Or annex it for a "staging" area for the recreational traffic with a nature center. BTW, make the building LEED certified in keeping with the outdoor park across the way and many people throughout the region will visit to see how it was designed!
Craig December 19, 2012 at 05:06 PM
They knocked down the house today
Joe Clark December 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I believe this property has already been sold and there are plans for another restaurant there. I heard a breakfast and lunch only. Property taxes are high, but I am sick and tiresd of hearing about the sales tax in Cook county. The only village that made a big deal about it was Palatine and it has more vacancies than any other town around. I didn't hear any crying from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling or Northbrook and they have very low vacancies. Keep crying and you will keep driving businesses out of Palatine.
Mary Jane April 16, 2013 at 07:19 PM
April 2013, they are redoing the entrance does anyone have an update?


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