First, Chatham Pancake House, Izola's, next Army & Lou's now the Bay and Josephine's(Capt's Hard Times) on life support where do you find a local neighborhood restaurant to eat?
Dashboard cuisine is ok when you are in a rush, but it is difficult to attract decent viable businesses when a community lacks decent eating establishments. We have explored the issues that closed several restaurants(http://concernedcitizensofchatham.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-o-where-have-our-restaurants-gone.html,) but now it appears that the new reason some are closing is not paying taxing bodies. Chatham Pancake House was seized by the IRS and The Bay by Illinois Dept of Revenue.
Since we have entrepreneurs who want to get into the restaurant business it would be great if Chatham Business Association reach out to the Illinois Restaurant Association and Washburne to develop a program so we do not continue to see these type of failures.