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.