BY MICHAEL LANSU
Maybe the son of White Sox manager Ozzie
Guillen would have
enjoyed his meal at general manager Kenny Williams’ restaurant if the
eatery had a better beer garden.
The 1113 W.
Randolph Management company — which manages a
three-story building that houses a bar and grill co-owned by Williams —
a lawsuit Monday against a Lombard company that did not obtain necessary
permits before constructing a retractable canopy system for a beer
enclosed restaurant, according to a suit filed Monday in Cook County
The suit claims 1113 W. Randolph Management LLC
Olympic Signs Inc. to install a retractable canopy system, fixed
and wind panels and winter storm doors with a zipped window. However,
Signs did not obtain the necessary permits before building the structure
the City of Chicago Department of Buildings issued a stop work order,
to the suit.
Both the management company and Olympic Signs have
unable to obtain the necessary permits because changes must be made to
structure to satisfy the building department, according to the suit.
the building does not have the proper permits, it may be required to
and rebuild most of the work done by Olympic Signs, the suit said.
Guillen’s son, Oney Guillen, called the food at the
restaurant “hands down” the “worst food in the city” in a March 9
As a result, Ozzie Guillen told his son to resign from his job in the
scouting and video unit.
Last June, Sun-Times restaurant reviewer Pat Bruno gave
Market 1.5 stars — a “good” to “very good” rating on a four-point
The suit claims the restaurant suffered lost
the beer garden and restaurant and expenses associated with the
the work. The management company is seeking more than $50,000 from
Signs plust the cost of the suit.
Neither Williams nor Market co-owner Karl Spektor
in the suit.