The Riviera Country Club and Sports Center will reopen in June

ORLAND PARK, IL – The Riviera Country Club and Orland Park Sports Center were closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since closing over a year ago, the country club recently announced plans to reopen after it was acquired by a Chicago investment company.

The Country Club hopes to reopen in June in the same location – 8801 W. 143rd St., Orland Park. The new owner is OP Sports Center LLC, a subsidiary of 96 Point Capital Investments Inc. in Chicago.

“With COVID-19 came many closings across all industries and three of them consisted of Gatto’s Italian restaurant, Riviera Sports Center and Riviera Country Club & Banquet in Orland Park,” representatives Lee and Jenni said in the announcement. “Riviera Sports Center, which has taken all precautions regarding COVID-19, has ceased operations to keep its customers safe and comply with all government agencies. With the latest changes in the fight against COVID-19, Riviera is preparing to reopen and To be continued before his great tradition. “

The representatives of the property said with each new operator that there was a change; In addition, these changes consist of a large investment in the company’s offerings.

“The well-known and respected Riviera name will remain as Z-One does its best not to try to recreate the bike, but instead to create and build on a beautiful and prosperous foundation,” the announcement said. “In this way, Z-One is expanding the menu and items made available to customers, and hosting all-you-can-eat events every week and every month. Z-One plans to add many of its homemade recipes as well improve the catering end of business. “

“Owning the Riviera came up with the idea of ​​handing the business over to someone with the same passion and love for the business. We plan to bear the Riviera name with great pride and respect, while keeping all members informed as we travel to it keep the changes. Knowing this is a members’ club, we consider it your place and only manage the things that allow you to enjoy your visits. “

Representatives said they plan to invest several hundred thousand dollars in the property, from the banquet hall to the restaurant to the sports center. Upgrades such as painting, cleaning, repairing and making sure supplies are always available are underway.

A barbecue meet and greet is expected to take place when the doors open, but the owners have not indicated when it will.

The owners said they brought back as much of the former employees as possible, including Gabrial Orozco who will serve as VP and General Manager.

“We look forward to serving the Orland Park Ward and all of its members,” said representatives.

The company has a large number of investments in its portfolio. These holdings include the Crac’d Pot Family Steakhouse, which opened in the 1960s for the Uintah Country Bar & Grill in Vernal, Utah. The company’s newest franchise concept is Scooters Pizza & Grub.

According to the announcement, for the past 30 years the company owned and operated a grocery company based in Lowell, Indiana that served its various pizzerias best known for Angelos and the taste of Sicily. Other fast food hotspots included the BBQ Shack, several Subway sandwich locations, Arby’s, Papa Bears, and Mikey Rays, which covered Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

See the announcement and learn more here.

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