Mayor Getty Makes Progress towards Village Improvement Goals
The decision to demolish the former iconic Alphi’s Steakhouse will help the village open the door to more business improvements, possibly attract a new business to the now vacant site Mayor Christopher Getty said.
“This is progress and it will open up that space for a future development or business opportunity,” said Mayor Getty.
Located on the 7700 block of Ogden Avenue in Lyons, Alphi’s steakhouse was once a thriving fine dining establishment serving the Lyons community and its neighboring suburbs. In the 1990’s the restaurant closed its doors after 30 years of being in business, a sad day for many of its regulars.
Since its closing, there have been a number of failed attempts to duplicate Alphi’s success at that location and in recent years the now bank owned vacant building has served as an eyesore for the village.
Mayor Getty and the Village Administration took action by applying pressure on the bank to either maintain the vacant building or tear it down.
“I’m happy we are seeing progress from our work, we applied pressure on the bank, who owned the property, to maintain the building or tear it down. They choose to tear it down,” said Lyons Building Director John Pierce.
Demolition of the former Alphi's Steakhouse on Ogden Ave