After a 10-year run, The Patten House in Geneva has announced that it will close.
The unique New Orleans-fare restaurant posted the decision on its Facebook page.
“After 10 years of proudly serving our community, the time has come to close this wonderful chapter of our lives. Reviving this beautiful, historic property and sharing our home with all of you has been a great honor and privilege. Thank you all for your unwavering support and patronage. We have celebrated so many special moments together, you are forever in our hearts. Good friends never say goodbye, they simply say ‘See you Soon’.”
The 166-year-old building that housed the restaurant was renovated by its owner, Nancy Luyten, who told the Chicago Tribune in 2015 that she didn’t start out with the intention of opening up a restaurant, but it came to her when the time was right. “I was working at a high-end swimming pool construction company, managing permits, when the business closed. My family has been in the restaurant business, and I thought that if I found the right location, I’d open a restaurant,” Luyten told the Trib.
No information is available on what will happen at the space. A closing date has not been announced.