Eros Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor apparently has ended its future in Arlington Heights.
Would-be diners pulling into the restaurant’s Arlington Market parking zone went away upset Tuesday after discovering a observe on the locked entrance.
“We thanks for what you are promoting of 35 years!” the observe reads.
Recognized for its breakfast dishes, omelettes, soups and 100 % Angus hamburgers, in addition to large sundaes, banana splits and milkshakes, Eros has lengthy been a causal eating staple on the nook of Kensington Street and Dryden Avenue.
Lesa Duarte of Arlington Heights had deliberate to have dinner with a consumer Tuesday evening at Eros till she arrived to search out the doorways locked and the lights off.
Duarte, who patronized the eatery because it opened, stated she was “shocked” by its abrupt closing.
“You felt heat and welcome there,” she stated. “They had been pleasant. The (possession) household was pleasant. You’d see your neighbors and the townspeople.”
Representatives from Arlington Heights-based Eros Administration LLC didn’t return requires remark Tuesday.
Arlington Heights resident Barb Landwehr, one other longtime buyer, was wanting ahead to a bowl of cream of rooster rice soup when she arrived for dinner Tuesday.
“It is a shock,” Landwehr stated. “No indication in any way.”
Lyle Dahlin was amongst those that drove to Eros on the lookout for breakfast earlier within the day. Dahlin, a Minnesota resident, was working a development mission at neighboring Mariano’s Contemporary Market and hoped to refuel with country-fried steak, eggs and toast.
“After we’re within the space, we began consuming right here,” Dahlin stated. “They at all times had good meals, nice service, pleasant and only a actual fulfilling place to eat breakfast.”
Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes additionally was stunned to be taught of Eros’ obvious closure. He remembers going there for ice cream after village board conferences within the 1990s.
“You have bought your loyal clientele that go there like I did as type of a routine, custom, and also you go together with a bunch of parents that you just recurrently meet there,” he stated.
“It could change lots of routines if that (closure) is in reality the case.”
Hayes stated Eros’ Arlington Market area can be engaging to a brand new tenant, with its proximity to Mariano’s and a residential neighborhood.