Schaumburg’s popular bar and restaurant, The Hideout, is getting closer to being ready to relocate from 1230 Valley Lake Drive to 1220 Valley Lake Drive.
Owner Jennifer Strang recently received the green light from village trustees this week to move the restaurant to a vacant restaurant building next to the Valley Lake Shopping Center, according to the Daily Herald. Strang tells What Now Chicago she hopes to make the move by the end of Summer 2023. The space will be about twice as big as the current building where the business lived for the past eight years, which will allow the restaurant to add more menu items.
“I’m excited that we’re going to have a much bigger kitchen,” Strang tells the Daily Herald. “I’ve been looking at this building for a while.”
Strang plans to not only clean up the abandoned building but rearrange the floor plan and entrance. The 1,926-square-foot building started as a Smiling Buddha in 1976 but has been vacant for over a decade. A restaurant called Lao Sze Chuan hoped to move in twice but fell short each time. Strang says she hopes to open the new restaurant within a week of closing its current location.
While the space will be larger, customers can expect the same lively experience from this local bar and grill, including karaoke night and other upcoming events. The Hideout currently offers a variety of delicious bar food, such as wings, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and other shareable items. Daily specials are offered for its foods, including wacky app Wednesday, where all appetizers are 50 cents off, and Taco Tuesday, with $3 beef tacos.