Saturday, December 28, 2013

Angelo's From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Angelo's Restaurant in Woodstock, IL, which was featured on season 6 of Restaurant Impossible, has closed after 39 years in business.  The Woodstock Independent reported that Angelo's has closed, and that a new restaurant will take over the location.

In that article, an owner stated that his family and the community lost connection with Angelo's after the renovation.  Also, he stated that after Restaurant Impossible, the family realized the restaurant wasn't theirs anymore and it was time to move on.  The changes done by Restaurant Impossible were 'too many changes, too quickly.'  The family also thanked the community for their 39 years worth of support.

This is the 3rd restaurant from season 6 (2013) of Restaurant Impossible to close, and the Restaurant Impossible Update Page has been updated to show this.

25 comments:

  1. The latest casualty brings the tally up to 41+% failed (if you include the ones that have sold).

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  2. Leslie Joy Baldwin NashDecember 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    what is Robert's percentage compared to Ramsey's when it comes to restaurants staying open? Who does better?

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  3. Some of these restaurant owners call in Ramsay or Irvine, then blame him when the restaurant fails. Maybe, just maybe, it was due to the issues that led them to need help in the first place? But everyone blames Ramsay/Irvine if the place later fails. One restaurant owner featured on Kitchen Nightmares committed suicide three years later -- and a lot of people said it was obviously because that evil Gordon Ramsay had yelled at him three years prior.

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  4. That's because people don't want to take responsibility for their own behavior.

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  5. Some people, not all. We made a point of teaching my granddaughter the difference between 'it fell' and 'I dropped it'. More parents should do the same.

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  6. Used to like this show, but I'm so tired of watching Musclebound Robert...who finds that attractive...it's just too much. And I can't take one more minute of hearing him say, "THEM chairs, THEM this and that." Good grief...did he even pass gradeschool grammar!
    Same can be said of Willie Degel and his, "He DON'T, She DON'T," etc. He has a common sense approach, but does it not matter to Food Network that their hosts come across as ILLITERATE.

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  7. I don't really count a sold one as "fail" as it's a success for someone ;)

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  8. Meh, I chalk up those speech issues to them playing their characters. Robert overemphasizes the working class British accent he has while Willie tries to sound all "Goodfellas." What bothers me more is that Robert seems to only have one shirt.

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  9. robert posted a pic one time--- he has tons of black t-shirts like that and tons of blue shirts

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  10. He and Ina must shop at the same store.

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  11. ito me it always looks like ina is cooking in her pajamas --- didn't anyone ever tell loos clothing is NOT a good idea around an open flame?

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  12. They come in on a rainy weekend 2 days. And do a quicky makeover and expect people to love it. A few new recipes and all is expected to be better. Sometimes people come to a point that even the changes don't help or even makes them worse. Hopedully the new owners can get past the changes and make it their own.

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  13. I stopped watching, because every episode seems the same. So-and-so has lost their passion for the business, and Robert not only fixes the restaurant but the family. I like Robert; I just find the show dull nowadays.

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  14. Unfortunately, people like you are the exception. I wish more people took responsibility like you do and like you're teaching your granddaughter.

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  15. Thank you for the kind words.

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  16. The problem with these shows is that by the time help is called, the restaurant is already past the point of no return. The only reason I don't give the show more crap than I do is because at least the people aren't expected to put in cash of their own, like some of the older iterations of these kinds of series.

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  17. Michael Lindeen Jr.January 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Remember folks. Most restaurants last 6 months. I think we're at the point of RI where some of the attrition is just the industry, not anything RI did or didn't do. He's an easy scapegoat.

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  18. I went into Angelo's several months after the renovation and found that they had already fallen back on their old ways. Frozen veggies, plus my fresh fish were fried frozen fish planks. Not good.

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  19. Just like SIMON COWELL!

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  20. I wouldn't of ate it. I wouldn't of paid either.

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  21. aponte's pizza: typical arrogant assh--e n.j. cretin!!!

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  22. must ri make such childish faces when tasting others food then jump around when he tastes his? TOO childish!!!

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  23. Actually the owner of that restaurant (Campanilia or something like that) got heavily involved with cocaine and I believe he had some legal troubles, also he became involved with a stripper (allegedly) and his wife left him. So he dived off the George Washington Bridge. Gordon Ramsay had nothing to do with it.

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  24. Mindy Thompson LoveallJanuary 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Just saw this for first time. I'm just wondering what they ended up having to do with the messed up tables?

    Yes, RI should have gotten on the ball and cleaned the bugs out of ceiling lights. Gross! If they don't have time to do the "Impossible" then add 1 day or a few thousand to the show so that they can hire more hands to get such things done.

    Owner's seemed lovely. I hope that this young man listens to his Mama! Sounds like if he refuses to, he'll likely lose his butt.

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