October 18, 2007
Skooglund's Cafeteria on Wilson, near Clifton and Racine
Skooglund's Cafeteria "The Place Where Things Taste So Good" was located on Wilson, between Clifton and Racine. The back of this image, circa 1932, reads: "During your visit to Chicago DINE and STOP at Skooglund's Cafeteria and Hotel Lafayette. 1138 Wilson Ave. Near Routes W. S. #12 and #14 at 4600 North. At the above address over 25 years."
The below image of the building was captured from Google maps using their new street view feature. Today the building houses Nick's on Wilson and a bunch of empty storefronts. It's one building I wish I could afford to buy!