Tax Break in Store to Attract 'Golden Corral' to Tinley Park

Tinley Park Village Board members are expected to approve a large property tax break for Golden Corral, according to Sun-Times reports. The break would drop property taxes from $213,000 to just $92,396 annually, over the next 10 years.

One of the leading cafeteria-style restaurants in the nation is poised to move into Tinley Park, due in part to a large tax break from the Village, according to Sun-Times Media reports.

On Jan. 23, the Tinley Park finance committee approved a tax break for Golden Corral, 6803 W. 159th Street. The break would drop the property taxes over the next 10 years from $213,000 to just $92,396 annually.

Golden Corral developer Bhavin Patel told reporters that without the tax break, he and his partners would not be able to build the 11,000-square-foot building to house the restaurant.

Golden Corral is expected to bring between 100 to 120 full- and parttime jobs to the village, according to the report.

The village board is expected to vote on the tax break at its Feb. 5 meeting.  

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Scot January 26, 2013 at 01:27 PM
This is exactly what Tinley Park needs ... another glorified caffeteria. Old Country Buffet is just around the corner.
Madrdd January 26, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I think they are owned by the same corporation. I would think they would close Country Buffet. It has gone down hill since it opened its doors years ago. We will see!
TP Karen January 26, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Once again I have to comment...where are those tax breaks for current business owners? How many Tinley business owners have suffered their demise due to exorbitant taxes...yet no assistance from the village is forthcoming. Ask the owners of Carm's or Casto's Why do the TP residents seem intent on keeping their current officials on the job? It must be a matter of 'who you know'!
Titan Dad January 26, 2013 at 02:33 PM
buffets are the lowest common denominator of dining. a step above a dinner at a homeless shelter. not to mention a real magnet for undesirables. tinley should be trying to get a place like maggianos over by I 80 and rt.45 by texas roadhouse before orland does.
concerned January 26, 2013 at 03:55 PM
I'm guessing that Carm's Beef didn't get this kind of break.
TP Karen January 26, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Good guess! Plus it wasn't a great location.
concerned January 26, 2013 at 06:27 PM
You got to wonder if there aren't some kickbacks made to Zabrocki and his band of trustees for these huge tax breaks. After all, this is Illinois we live in, home of the crooked politicians.
LINDA HENRY January 26, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Bad idea!!
Richard DeVries January 26, 2013 at 07:01 PM
I like it. Better food then old country. Good idea
Darnell January 26, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Gee, does anyone remember several years back, when the owners of Oliver's wanted to buy the vacant Westfield rest. and the adjoining vacant video store, and were going to renovate the video store into a banquet facility and reopen the restaurant and they were looking for some tax breaks from Tinley? The Tinley Finance committee told them in not so may words to "go pound salt" ? 1) I call BS!!! 2) With Menards snatching up the Southtown building with a planned expansion your taking a already congested traffic wise location and making it worse. We need a Golden Corral on this corner like we need another gas station around here!
Allen De Normandie January 26, 2013 at 10:11 PM
If you think incentives don't work, come over to oak forest, we'll show you how to build Tinley and Orland!!! It's interesting to see so many comments from people who have no clue how to resolve the issue of tax abatements or phase in tax incentives! The real question should be, will the business entity be a good fit for meeting the needs of the community? If yes, than what needs to be done to make the business succeed! I remember giving k- mart incentives to build in Tinley long before the economy forced villages to do so! That property probably would still be vacant today, waiting!
Joe Monk January 27, 2013 at 05:55 AM
February 5 th board meeting....ill be there...will you? Stop complaining and DO Something about it.
Dm January 27, 2013 at 06:01 AM
Nothing wrong with a buffet. Golden Corral, is not owned by the cooperation that owns Old County Buffet. It sounds like all the people who commented never ate at one, so let me tell you.......Golden Corral is better period. Fresh food veggies and fruit. friendly staff, you can see the cooks making the food. This place will shut down Old County, Orland Buffet and that new all you can eat Asian restaurant next to the Home Depot. There will be lines to get in. As for Carmen's beef, coupons would have been an idea. Also it's hard to compete with, Nicky's and Mickeys both on Oak Park Ave.
Darnell January 27, 2013 at 06:05 AM
The real question should be, will the business entity be a good fit for meeting the needs of the community? And how will Golden Corral do this? Another buffet? This is meeting the needs of the community how? Another 2* fast food place? Please explain your expertise on this topic and why you feel this is so good! Although I agree with you on OF needing to pay attention!
Thurman January 27, 2013 at 09:01 PM
There are people who want good wholesome food at a decent price point. Golden Corral would be perfect. Old Country Buffet's time has passed.
Allen De Normandie December 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Now that a new building is Finished, grand opening this week, meeting the needs of a community means people patronizing a business several times per year!!! The hot dog stand at the corner of 159th & Harlem is an example of meeting the needs of a community!


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