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Al Capone Haunt Could Reopen As New Restaurant With Video Gaming

But it appears some residents are reluctant to support the plan.

Former Al Capone's Hideaway and Steakhouse
Former Al Capone's Hideaway and Steakhouse
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

A 1920s building supposedly built by Al Capone could reopen as a restaurant near suburban St. Charles, complete with video gaming. However, nearby residents aren't sold on the gamble, the Tribune reports.

For 38 years, the building housed Al Capone's Hideaway and Steakhouse, a restaurant that had no direct affiliation with the gangster and closed in Feburary 2012. The building was supposedly originally built by Capone as a speakeasy along the Fox River. But because the land is unincorporated, in St. Charles Township at 35w337 Riverside Drive, the property owners plan to pursue video gaming (video slots and other video gambling machines), as the gaming licensing process is easier. However, nearby residents have concerns about loud music and want a family restaurant instead.

The owners, the Casiello family, also run Alley 64 in St. Charles and Dam Bar and Grill in Geneva.