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Friaco's to Move to Shorewood

The restaurant that is now located on Essington Road in Joliet will be moving to the building formally occupied by Babe's Hot Dogs on Route 59.

You may have noticed the work going on at the building that used to be Babe's Hot Dogs second location on Route 59. Friaco's Mexican Restaurant, which is currently located at 1121 Essington Road in Joliet, will be moving to the Shorewood location at 1321 Route 59 in July.

In other business news:

  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish, 127 S. Briggs St. (one-half mile north of I80) in Joliet, will host the St. Vincent de Paul Society Clothing and Housewares Collection from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 2. They will be accepting clean clothing of any season, shoes and accessories, linens, blankets, and household items of bakeware, glasses, dishes, utensils and small working appliances will be accepted. They will also accept recyclable electronics, including computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, old TV’s, radios, stereo equipment and any electrical items may be dropped-off. A truck will be available in the Church parking lot to receive your donations. Furniture will not be accepted on June 3, but you can call the St. Vincent de Paul Society directly at 630-231-4658 to schedule a pick-up of large items at your home.
  • Joliet Area Community Hospice will be hosting the 7th Annual Timmy’s Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 22. More than 10 local area gardens in Joliet, Lockport and Plainfield will be showcased rain or shine.  The 7th Annual Timmy’s Garden Walk proceeds will benefit the pediatric hospice and palliative care programs at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Tickets are $10.00 and are available now. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information please visit www.joliethospice.org or call Jodi at 815-531-3553.
  • Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue needs volunteers for an event at Double J Sports Bar in Joliet on July 21. This is an afternoon and evening event with music by Big Dog Mercer, food, raffles, 50/50 and more. For more information, call Terri at 815-514-3199
Gary Fitzgerald May 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM
FYI, this property is actually located in Joliet, not Shorewood. But many businesses in that area of Rt. 59 prefer to market themselves as being in Shorewood or "Joliet-Shorewood".
anonymous May 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Gary is correct-the tax grubbers in City of Joliet get that $-not the ones in V o Shorewood.
CCW in Illinois May 22, 2013 at 02:42 PM
This is a great improvment! I would rather pay $8 for a steak burrito than $8 for a jumbo hotdog!
Kat May 22, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Actually, the United States post office considers that location as being in Shorewood. So it's not marketing, it is just actually Shorewood. :)
Arturo Negrete Jr August 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Don't waste your time at this restaurant service was bad waited over an hr. for food then it was cold and never new Skirt Steak was so fatty
Sharon L March 07, 2014 at 07:22 AM
I went to this restaurant last night for the first and last time. I was traveling for business and thought this would be a good place to eat. I waited for between 10 and 15 minutes before a waiter came to my table. There were several wait staff who passed my table, but nobody looked at me or smiled...nothing. The food was mediocre at best! It was a disappointing experience to say the least.

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