The supposed former suburban hideaway of Chicago's notorious cigar-chomping gangster Al Capone is looking to receive a pardon from death row and may reopen as a new restaurant and bar, the Tribune reports. Built back in the 1920s, the barn-shaped structure in St. Charles had most recently served as a restaurant called Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse, which closed in 2012 after being in business for nearly four decades. A local restauranteur has recently proposed reopening the Jazz Age gangster's old hideout as a bar and restaurant, but some residents aren't too keen on the idea of the new spot serving booze. Perhaps the new Al Capone-themed restaurant will be true to the Prohibition era and only serve near beer.
·New restaurant at former Al Capone's Hideaway proposed, with objections [Tribune]
·Previous Al Capone coverage [Curbed Chicago]