Elgin’s Colonial Cafe closes after 40 years; Crystal Lake site shuts, too

Colonial Cafe closed its Elgin and Crystal Lake locations after business Sunday, leaving the family-owned, St. Charles-based restaurant chain with five locations.

A sign taped to the Elgin spot’s door states, “We are closed. We would like to thank the Elgin community for 40 great years.” It lists the small chain’s remaining spots — Algonquin, Aurora, Naperville and two places in St. Charles.

The pages for the Elgin and Crystal Lake locations have been removed from the Colonial Cafe website and from Facebook, and staff answering calls at each location said the two sites had closed for good.

A company spokesperson referred the Courier-News to the business’s Facebook page. An answer to a question asked there states that all employees have been offered jobs at the remaining locations.

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