Lipinski Honors 30th Anniversary of LaGrange's Palmer Place
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) paid tribute to Palmer Place Restaurant & Biergarten with an official statement in the House of Representatives honoring the downtown LaGrange institution for its three decades in the business. The statement congratulates the restaurant as a “shining example of the positive influence that local businesses can have on their communities.”
Palmer Place started in 1983 after Ruth Palmer returned home from a trip to Germany, inspired to open the first biergarten in the western suburbs. Downtown LaGrange was struggling at the time, but the business grew from eight employees to more than 120 today, helping to revive the local economy while becoming a pillar of the downtown business district and active in local charities along the way. The third generation of Palmers already has begun to work in the family business.
On October 27 Congressman Lipinski and his wife, Judy, took part in a special event at Palmer Place celebrating the restaurant’s 30th anniversary and the 80th birthday of Ruth Palmer.
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