After three decades, Chris’ Coach House closes in Cary

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 5:45 p.m. CDT
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(Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com)
Chris' Coach House, a restaurant known for its ribs that has been serving the area for more than 30 years, appears to have closed.
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(Daniel J Murphy)
Daniel J. Murphy - dmurphy@shawmedia.com A rack of ribs is paired with an order of fried calamari Tuesday January 3, 2012 at Chris' Coach House in Cary. The restaurant is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is starting to see a new group of younger customers with families coming in as its second and third generation of customers enters the doors.

CARY – Chris’ Coach House near Cary appears to have been shuttered after more than 30 years in business.

The restaurant in the big red barn at 6414 Hilly Way Road was known for its ribs and was voted “Best Ribs in McHenry County” for three consecutive years, according to its website. A large stack of newspapers and a pumpkin sat outside the restaurant’s entrance Wednesday.

Calls to the restaurant have gone unanswered for weeks and Chris’ Coach House was taken off the membership list of the Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, said Executive Director Brad Ball.

Its website and Facebook page make no mention of closing, nor do signs outside the restaurant.

Chris’ Coach House marked its 30th anniversary in 2012. It was named for owner Chris Chigas, who opened it in October 1981. The business was carried on by his family after his death in 2006.

In August 2012, the commercial property was sold to Saranta LCC, and in March an announcement appeared in the Northwest Herald that the restaurant was under new management and owned by Dino and Anna Sarantopoulos.

Konstantinos Sarantopoulos, who is listed as the manager of Saranta LCC in state records, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Roula Chigas filed a mortgage foreclosure suit against Saranta LCC and Agoria Inc. Nov. 5, according to court records. Earlier this year, Roula Chigas also had filed a small claims suit against Saranta LCC and Agoria Inc.

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