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Thank You & Goodbye …
May 15, 2020

Posted May 5th, 2020 by Patrick |

After having the pleasure to serve you over the last fourteen years, I regret to inform you that Wildwood will be permanently closed, effective immediately. The COVID 19 pandemic, and related State of Illinois restrictions on dine-in service, have turned an already tough competitive environment into an uncertain and likely losing proposition. Large, fine dining establishments that rent their premises (as Wildwood) are particularly at risk of survival.

There are just too many memories to share in a short communication and honestly it’s a bit painful at the moment to go through that process. Our day to day operations, resulted in hundreds of new personal acquaintances and, importantly, some lasting deep friendships.

The countless holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Easter & Mothers Day) spent with all of you at Wildwood were filled with many, many memorable moments. The private events hosted for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, communions, etc. also resulting in many heart-warming memories.

I hope each of you can look back on your time at Wildwood and think of a memory (or two or three) that will stay with you forever – family and friends celebrating a special occasion or just escaping from the day to day grind over a terrific meal paired with a great bottle of wine.

Of course I also want to thank our great managers and staff, some of which were with us all along the way – they will be missed!

My only request of each of you is to embrace the current plight of your local restaurants and merchants and provide them the wonderful support you have provided to Wildwood over the years.

If you wish to contact me, I would request you send a message to info@wildwoodsteak.

Thanks again and best wishes for your continued health and safety,


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