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    Post #1 - October 9th, 2019, 10:34 am
    Post #1 - October 9th, 2019, 10:34 am Post #1 - October 9th, 2019, 10:34 am
    I can't believe I missed this! Apparently, the new Patel Brothers store in Niles opened last week and from Louisa Chu's article in today's Tribune Food section, it was just the kind of crazy crowded scene that I love getting mixed up in.

    Louisa Chu wrote the Trib article, saying, "the excitement drew thousands, some of whom waited two hours in the rain."

    "Having shopped the store on opening day, my top pro tip is to bring your own shopping cart or trolley if you can.... Fellow shoppers tried to take my green store cart a few times, while it was filled, with me holding on." @@!!

    The Trib article is filled with the history of the family starting back in 'Little India' in West Rogers Park. "When we opened the first shop, it was 800 square feet on Devon," said one of the brothers. The new store is 28,000 square feet with a 12,000-square-foot storage space on the second floor.

    Now they are 45 years in business and have 56 stores. The new store is where Toys-R-Us used to be on the corner of Golf Rd. and Milwaukee.

    Apparently, at the opening there was a Hindu priest giving a blessing and Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo helping to cut the ribbon. What a diverse area to live in.

    Chu gives the following advice: "Prepare to wait a few times: Once to park, another to enter the store and finally to check out. There are parking lots and entrances in the front and back of the building, with three [no longer] secret registers next to the bakery."

    This store is just down the block from Fresh Farms and across the street from a relatively decently-sized WalMart, not to mention Jerry's a few blocks south on Milwaukee Ave. Can this neighborhood support another giant fresh fruit and veggie and ethnic food place?

    See you there!

    Patel Brothers
    9555 N. Milwaukee Ave
    Niles IL
    847-983-4485
    patelbros.com Be sure to type "bros" and not "brothers" or you will find the site for the largest coal supplier in all of India ha ha ha

    This link leads to the Trib article from Oct. 4 which is essentially the same as today's, I think:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-craving-indian-food-patel-brothers-viz-20191004-l5ssjgigmbeyfju2iq2o55atoi-story.html
  • Post #2 - October 9th, 2019, 11:18 am
    Post #2 - October 9th, 2019, 11:18 am Post #2 - October 9th, 2019, 11:18 am
    Joy wrote:I can't believe I missed this! Apparently, the new Patel Brothers store in Niles opened last week . . .

    Yes, it was mentioned in the Openings and Closings thread where, unfortunately, good, salient content often gets overlooked. :(

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #3 - October 9th, 2019, 11:36 am
    Post #3 - October 9th, 2019, 11:36 am Post #3 - October 9th, 2019, 11:36 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Joy wrote:I can't believe I missed this! Apparently, the new Patel Brothers store in Niles opened last week . . .

    Yes, it was mentioned in the Openings and Closings thread where, unfortunately, good, salient content often gets overlooked. :(

    =R=


    Since Openings and Closings is in the Eating Out section, the Patel Brothers info would be unlikely to be seen by those such as Joy who are here primarily for cooking and shopping rather than dining.
    Last edited by scottsol on October 9th, 2019, 11:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #4 - October 9th, 2019, 11:38 am
    Post #4 - October 9th, 2019, 11:38 am Post #4 - October 9th, 2019, 11:38 am
    scottsol wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Joy wrote:I can't believe I missed this! Apparently, the new Patel Brothers store in Niles opened last week . . .

    Yes, it was mentioned in the Openings and Closings thread where, unfortunately, good, salient content often gets overlooked. :(

    =R=


    Since Openings and Closings is in the Eating Out section, the Patel Brothers info would be unlikely to be seen by those who are here primarily for cooking and shopping rather than dining.

    Quite true but it's a junk drawer, nonetheless. :(

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #5 - October 9th, 2019, 1:44 pm
    Post #5 - October 9th, 2019, 1:44 pm Post #5 - October 9th, 2019, 1:44 pm
    No reviews from our knowledgeable LTH-ers?
  • Post #6 - October 9th, 2019, 8:58 pm
    Post #6 - October 9th, 2019, 8:58 pm Post #6 - October 9th, 2019, 8:58 pm
    Yeah, I have to admit it never occurred to me to look for a supermarket opening in the "Eating Out in Chicagoland" forum. I always thought the Openings and Closings thread on that forum was for places that you ate out at in Chicagoland.

    I even searched the site for 'Patel Brothers' and did not find any comments. So I posted.

    But now that Patel Bros. is open, do we still go to the Eating in Chicagoland forum other thread for further commentary or does it join the rest of the food stores on Shopping and Cooking? :-D
  • Post #7 - October 9th, 2019, 9:11 pm
    Post #7 - October 9th, 2019, 9:11 pm Post #7 - October 9th, 2019, 9:11 pm
    Joy wrote:But now that Patel Bros. is open, do we still go to the Eating in Chicagoland forum other thread for further commentary or does it join the rest of the food stores on Shopping and Cooking? :-D

    LOL, here please. :)

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #8 - October 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm
    Post #8 - October 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm Post #8 - October 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm
    Let's merge! Why not?

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