The national pizza restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese’s is well-known for being a very family-friendly establishment. If you are a mom or dad with young children, you likely are familiar with the restaurants, and have probably taken your kids there once or twice yourself, especially if you live near a large city, as the chain has locations all over the United States. And it, perhaps, has been for the child’s birthday, as they are a popular place for kids to celebrate their birthdays or other special occasions.
While that family-friendly image has been a selling point for the restaurants for many years, there is at least one location that hasn’t lived up to that same standard, and now, it’s on the verge of closing because people got tired of it.
The Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, IL, reported the Chicago Tribune today citing town statistics, has been a magnet for police in recent years; cops have been called over 300 times to the establishment over the past four years, with a few of those calls resulting in people being arrested – over two dozen to be exact, according to the Tribune.
So, with all that in mind and after another incident this past weekend, city officials were set to hold a meeting last night with an eye on revoking the establishment’s business license, but the restaurant short-circuited those plans, reports the newspaper, by announcing its imminent closure.
Nuisance businesses are a problem in many cities across this country, but who would have expected it to be, of all things, a Chuck E. Cheese’s?
The Tribune story is here.