Glendora Banquets closed last month in Chicago Ridge. (Supplied photo)

Glendora Banquets closed last month in Chicago Ridge. (Supplied photo)

Glendora Banquet Hall closes as owners retire

By Bob Bong

The Glendora Banquet Hall closed August 17 in Chicago Ridge after longtime owners Stanley and Mary Bielanski decided to retire.

“They want to enjoy life,” said their son, Stan Jr., explaining why the couple decided to close the restaurant at 10225 S. Harlem Ave. after operating it for 31 years. He and his four sisters had no interest in taking over the business.

Bielanski said his parents bought the restaurant after they came to the United States from their native Poland.

“They met a lot of people over the years,” he said. “They made a lot of friendships.”

He said the restaurant was famed over the years for its weddings and other special events.

“Our family would like to thank everyone for their patronage over the years,” he added.

Bielanski is overseeing a liquidation sale at the banquet hall that includes tables, chairs, wall sconces, chandeliers, kitchen appliances and flatware. If interested, call 708-425-3686 to schedule an appointment.

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