Veteran Tamale is closing after 70 years on the Southwest Side
MCKINLEY PARK — After 70 years in business, Veteran Tamale is closing.
“My dad’s sick,” said Mike Szczytko, the 51-year-old son of Veteran owner Bob Szczytko. “We’re going to close it down the end of January.”
Over the last year, the 79-year-old tamale chief has been struggling with clogged carotid arteries. A number of “mini strokes” landed him at Lemont’s Mother Theresa Home.
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