Lums Restaurant's busiest Chicago location was in the Old Town neighborhood on the southwest corner of North Avenue and Wells Street.
Lums restaurants were in Bloomington, Chicago, on Touhy Avenue west of Caldwell Avenue and in Old Town, Chicago Heights, Des Plaines at Rt. 83 and Elmhurst Road, Glenwood on Halsted, Hill Crest, Kankakee, Niles, Oak Lawn at 87th & Cicero, Ottawa, Pekin in the Pekin Mall on Court Street, Peoria, Rockford, Rolling Meadows on Algonquin Road west of Wilkie Road, Schaumburg outside of Woodfield Mall, Tinley Park, Urbana, Villa Park at St. Charles and Euclid, and Wheeling.
|Standard Lums Stand-A-Lone Building|
|Also, a Standard Interior View|
It was a sad day when the Miami-based Lums filed for bankruptcy and closed permanently in 1983.
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.
gee whiz you forgot the Lum"s on the west side of St.Charles on main st. Not to mention you forgot the wonderful roast beef sandwich which was the main reason many of us went thereReplyDelete
Working there, miss the family owned I
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Peppers Sargents on Stevenson drive in, Springfield l,l Illinois
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Use to be one around the corner from my high school in Arlington Heights. I regret not going more often.ReplyDelete
What about the Lums in the Pekin mall?ReplyDelete
I think the Pekin and Peoria Lums closed in the late 80’s and the owning partners went their separate waysDelete
Peoria Lums closed sometime in the early 2000s.Delete
There was one in Northwest Indiana too.ReplyDelete