Riccardo’s last night

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Raw footage of Riccardo's restaurant in Chicago on the last night it was open, August 25, 1995. The restaurant was established in 1934 and was a longtime hangout for celebrated Chicagoans like Studs Terkel. Owner Nick Angelo shares his thoughts with Tom Weinberg, and long-time Riccardo's customers comment on the iconic restaurant's closing.

00:00:11Copy video clip URL Outdoor footage of Riccardo’s restaurant in Chicago.

00:02:42Copy video clip URL Entering Riccardo’s from Rush street (video out of focus).

00:03:09Copy video clip URL In conversation with long-time Riccardo’s customers.

00:04:37Copy video clip URL In conversation with customers at the bar inside Riccardo’s.

00:09:08Copy video clip URL In conversation with a long-time Riccardo’s customer, who tells a story about a building that survived the Great Chicago Fire three blocks away.

00:11:04Copy video clip URL Tom Weinberg and Judy Markey enter Riccardo’s from Rush street.

00:11:40Copy video clip URL In conversation with Henry, a writer and civil rights activist.

00:18:14Copy video clip URL In conversation with Nick Angelo, the last owner of Riccardo’s, about the restaurant business and changing times.

00:20:59Copy video clip URL Nick Angelo answers a phone call from reporter Andy Shaw of ABC Channel 7 News in Chicago.

00:22:35Copy video clip URL In conversation with Nick Angelo about the famous regulars that came to Riccardo’s, including Studs Terkel.

00:26:45Copy video clip URL In conversation with Nick Angelo about the history Riccardo’s, Riccardo Novaretti Jr., and long-time employees of the restaurant.

00:32:10Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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