Yorkville Bowl/Pinheadz

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A Yorkville bowling alley and attached restaurant and bar that is expected to be under new operation, will look to open this month, shortly after they can obtain the required liquor license.

As WSPY has been reporting, in a memorandum to the city's economic development committee, ahead of their meeting on Tuesday, Yorkville Economic Development Consultant Lynn Dubajic writes that the former "Yorkville Bowl" will re-open in early January under one business name: "Yorkville Pinz."

Dubajic says, "the team from the Roadhouse RTE 47, is taking over this Yorkville favorite" and to, "look for the reopening to take place in early January 2020."

Dubajic told WSPY on Friday that Jay DeMarco, who also owns Kennedy Pointe Restaurant in Bristol and Pearce's Pub & Grill in Oswego, will own the business with his group, while the property is being leased to them in the strip on N. Bridge St.

Dubajic said that opening will include the bowling alley and the attached restaurant and bar.

As WSPY previously reported, Dubajic spoke at the city council's economic development committee meeting in July of 2019 and said that the bowling alley and subsequent Pinheadz Bar & Grill on Bridge St. was listed for sale at $3.5 million, along with a bowling alley in Richton Park, Illinois as part of a sale package.

A few different groups within the strip on Bridge St. were placed in receivership with a bank amid a foreclosure process last year.

A listing indicates the bowling alley and Pinheadz property is no longer for sale, with the former listing of that property only at just over $1.4 million.

Officials say a deal with the bank has reportedly been made and the Yorkville property, which is two buildings with two other businesses, has been purchased by a new property owner, along with the property in Richton Park.

The previous owner, Greg O'Leary, had announced in May on the businesses pages that a temporary hold was placed on the business' liquor license. A sign was posted by the Illinois Department of Revenue in relation to financial issues.

The now former "Roadhouse Country Bar & Grill," also under similar former ownership, closed under similar circumstances, but Dubajic announced at the meeting, last year, of the new ownership takeover. The restaurant was then re-branded.