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Oney Guillen's least favorite restaurant needs new beer garden: suit

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

West Loop

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 —

filed

a lawsuit Monday against a Lombard company that did not obtain necessary

permits before constructing a retractable canopy system for a beer

garden and

enclosed restaurant, according to a suit filed Monday in Cook County

Circuit

Court.

The suit claims 1113 W. Randolph Management LLC

hired

Olympic Signs Inc. to install a retractable canopy system, fixed

awnings, side

and wind panels and winter storm doors with a zipped window. However,

Olympic

Signs did not obtain the necessary permits before building the structure

and

the City of Chicago Department of Buildings issued a stop work order,

according

to the suit.

Both the management company and Olympic Signs have

been

unable to obtain the necessary permits because changes must be made to

the

structure to satisfy the building department, according to the suit.

Because

the building does not have the proper permits, it may be required to

tear down

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

Twitter post.

As a result, Ozzie Guillen told his son to resign from his job in the

team’s

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

scale.

The suit claims the restaurant suffered lost

revenues from

the beer garden and restaurant and expenses associated with the

revisions to

the work. The management company is seeking more than $50,000 from

Olympic

Signs plust the cost of the suit.

Neither Williams nor Market co-owner Karl Spektor

are named

in the suit.