Blueberry Hill Café continues the breakfast and brunch tradition in Oak Lawn

Blueberry Hill Café continues the breakfast and brunch tradition in Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn Mayor Terry Forderer (from left) was joined by George Nikolopoulos, owner of Blueberry Hill Café, and Steve Loulousis, president of the Oak Lawn Parks Foundation, after the ribbon cutting on Nov. 1 at the new restaurant. Nikolopoulos, who grew up in Oak Lawn, said he is excited to open the restaurant in the village.

Written by Joe Boyle

Breakfast and lunch are ready for customers who wish to serve it at the new hotel blueberry hill A café has opened in Oak Lawn.

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on the morning of November 1, with local officials, Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce members and owners on hand for the event.

Participate in the actual ribbon cutting at the new event blueberry hill The café, 5769 West 95th Street, had Oak Lawn mayor Terry Forder and owner George Nikolopoulos.

This is the eighth blueberry hill Café open throughout the southern, southwestern and western suburbs. Nikolopoulos and Steve Zervakis are the primary owners of the restaurants.

Biz Reporter 11 7 Blueberry Hill Photo 11 9However, manager Dave Hagen said all restaurants are run separately under the direction of the owners. Hagen said the restaurant actually opened two months ago but they need time to make the appropriate adjustments at the new location.

Hagen said he and the staff are excited to be in Oak Lawn.

“Oh yeah, we want to be here,” Hagen said. “It took a while to get started. We had to redesign and make some changes. But the next day someone said they didn’t know we were here. So, it takes a while.”

If the new address blueberry hill The cafe looks familiar, it should. The location has a long history of serving breakfast and lunch. This was the location of the Oak Lawn Restaurant, which served customers for years at the location before closing.

Anne Fritz, executive director of the Oak Lawn Chamber, noted that the owners respected that history by leaving a sign on one side of the building indicating the Oak Lawn Restaurant.

“George said this isn’t the Oak Lawn restaurant, but it’s the Oak Lawn restaurant,” Fritz said with a laugh.

Along with a range of omelettes and skillets to choose from, the blueberry hill The café also serves French toast, crepes, Belgian waffles, and a variety of pancakes for breakfast.

The lunch menu consists of garden salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, fresh wraps, and club sandwiches. Relay is available.

Forder noted the history of the site during the ceremony.

“I’ve been coming here since I was nine years old,” Forderer said, pointing to the old Oak Lawn restaurant. “It’s great that this tradition continues and that you made it even better.”

Nikolopoulos was happy with the kind words but said he has a deep connection to Oak Lawn.

“I just want to thank the chamber and everyone for all their help,” Nikolopoulos said. “But I just want to let everyone know that I grew up in Oak Lawn. I graduated from Oak Lawn High School in 1982. This means something to me. I love Oak Lawn. Now we just have to spread the word.”

the blueberry hill The café is open from 7am to 2pm daily. Customers can also order online at 708-634-2101.

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