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Buffalo ice cream parlor

Kad May 21, 2003 09:36 PM

Does anyone know if family ever opened anywhere else after the Buffalo ice cream parlor closed on Irving? Rumor has it the Grandchildren own a few places in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove? Kad

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    Mike G RE: Kad May 21, 2003 10:51 PM

    Damn, I thought this was going to be about a place that served ice cream from buffalo milk.

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      Ed Fisher RE: Mike G May 22, 2003 02:02 AM

      Sadly enough, so was I.


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      Johnny RE: Kad May 21, 2003 11:06 PM

      There is a Buffalo's Ice Cream Parlor at the corner of Arlington Heights Rd. and Lake-Cook Rd.

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        Cathy2 RE: Kad May 21, 2003 11:53 PM


        My parents always treated us to Buffalo's on Irving Park after another (dreadful) visit with my grandparents.

        After the original was closed for the purposes of sprouting yet another gas station, Buffalo's opened a location on Dempster, which is also long gone. By the way, it didn't close without a fight. Mike Royko at the time wrote several columns protesting the Buffalo's demise.

        Buffalo's in Buffalo Grove on the corner of ARlington Heights And Lake Cook Roads is allegedly from this lineage. I have been there for their ice cream. IT is also a greek family-style restaurant. What I have never gotten around to doing is inquiring if the alleged lineage is true or just borrowing from an old Chicago legacy.

        Ah the Buffalo, those were good times ....


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          Artie RE: Cathy2 May 23, 2003 12:02 AM

          I think the original Buffalo was owned by the Mitchell family,the ones that operate restaurants at Clark/North and on Clybourn. Part of that same family although a separate entity was Lou Mitchell's.

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            kvnmrrssy56 RE: Cathy2 Mar 25, 2012 05:45 PM

            I miss the old place. My parents loved to take us there as a treat. I remember a little about the history of it. It was in fact owned by Greek immigrants. The way it came to be named Buffalo is that is the first place the man lived when he came to America.

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