This morning, my parents opened a new coffee shop: Richton Perk. It is located right next to the Richton Park Metra stop. Woo-hoo!
I haven't been there since they first bought the building, but I can tell you that a lot of thought and planning and care and stress has gone into this. They have opened quietly, with no fanfare except a "now open" sign. They're planning to have a Grand Opening toward the end of the month, once they've had a chance to work any first-days bugs out.
Right now, they are offering coffee (iced and hot), tea (iced and hot), smoothies, frapuccino, as well as homemade sandwiches and salads. (I can tell you from past experience that Ma makes *great* sandwiches!)
The hours are limited to Monday-Friday, 5am - 3pm for now. They're looking to extend those hours in the future, but for now, I think Ma will have a nervous breakdown if she doesn't get some rest!
If you're in the area, please consider stopping by for a cuppa. And let me know how it is! (We're hoping to get down there soon.)
3812 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL
update: Richton Perk now has a myspace page: www.myspace.com/richtonperk. Check it out!