Appellate Court to Jimbo's: "This Ballgame is OVER!"
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 3, 2008 5:01PM
After two years of legal battling, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld a ruling by Cook County Court Judge Sheldon Garber ordering the owners of Jimbo's Lounge (3258 S. Princeton) to vacate the premises. The battle began when building owners Ray and Donna DeGrazia opted not to renew the lease with bar owners Jimbo and Joyce Levato. The Levatos claimed they had a verbal agreement on a new lease on which the DeGrazias reneged.
Judge Garber ruled in favor of the DeGrazias, then lifted the eviction order while the Levatos filed an appeal. Now that the Appellate Court has weighed in, Jimbo's could have served its last beer. The DeGrazias have been looking at putting in another bar in its place. Just don't let it be a John Barleycorn. Anything but a John Barleycorn. [Sun-Times]