Letter from Dino’s Restaurant to the community

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Dino's logo Dear Dino’s Customers,

We are very heavy hearted to let everyone know that this Sunday (Aug 4th) will be our last day of business. We will be open our normal hours, And we will stay open until the last customer is served.

We Thank You From The Bottom Of Our Hearts For Almost 60 Years Of Business!!

We Have Gotten A lot Of Support From You And The Community Today And We Appreciate All The Support!!

With This Being Our Last Week Open We Suggest That Anyone Coming To Dine In Make A Reservation!

Today Tri City National Bank Decided That They Would Rather Close A business Than Renew Our Business Loan, We Were Working On A Lease For The Property And They Said ” At this point it would be in the banks best interest to have the building empty and boarded up for any new prospective buyer than have a lease of any kind”

That Is The Reason For Us Closing, The Business Is Doing Well, Unfortunately With Out The building We Can Not Operate, We Have Looked And Looked to Relocate But At This Time We Have Not Found A Place. We Will Continue To Look Or Hopefully Find A Great Landlord That Will Let Us Continue To Operate At Our Current Location.

Sincerely,
The Dino’s Family

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11 Responses to Letter from Dino’s Restaurant to the community

  1. Very sad for Racine. Dino’s has been a great business for as long as I’ve been alive and I’ve enjoyed their food. Tri City bank should be boycotted. They obviously don’t care about our community.

    wiwoodguy
    07/30/2013 at 8:34 am

  2. Dickert issued a “how sad” comment. What a useless POS of a Mayor.

    Avenging Angel
    07/30/2013 at 10:06 am

  3. Interesting… a bank would not want to let the property sit vacant. I’m guessing there is another half to this story that we don’t know explaining why its going this direction. Were payments late? Is there questionable activity? Banks are in the business of making loans to earn a rate of return.

    In either event, I will be sad to see it close too. The pizza was always phenomenal… and its is a local landmark. Will the frozen pizza selection still be produced and sold for home use?

    obervant fisherman
    07/30/2013 at 11:49 am

  4. So sorry to hear this sad news! My thoughts and prayers to the whole family and to all the great workers. Tri City should be ashamed!

    Jane
    07/30/2013 at 12:07 pm

  5. Let Tri City National Bank know what you think of this: http://www.tcnb.com/SiteMap/ContactUs.asp We bailed out the banks during the recession. Our reward is watching banks post record profits, but they won’t lend a penny to small businesses.

    OrbsCorbs
    07/30/2013 at 4:48 pm

  6. We need to speak up. Please let Tri City Bank know how you feel! The CEO is Ron Puetz..email him at r.puetz@tcnb.com their phone number is 414-761-1610

    belle07
    07/30/2013 at 9:02 pm

  7. Doesn’t make sense – Bank’s won’t lend money to restaurants, they won’t take the guy’s money, so the bank gets an empty restaurant building back in foreclosure, a building that they can’t sell because – NO ONE IS LENDING MONEY TO RESTAURANTS?

    Dino’s gives a lot to the community – they will be sadly missed

    speaking frankly
    07/30/2013 at 10:23 pm

  8. I sent an email to TCB and would encourage others to do as well. If you have an account there, call there & tell them you will close it and bank elsewhere unless they work this out with Dino’s. Who would want to buy a restaurant that doesnt come with a parking lot?

    If the current location cant be kept, how about the Blockbuster building at 4 Mile and Douglas Ave?

    BusinessWeek
    07/31/2013 at 6:06 pm

  9. Has anybody tried this?
    With a deep frozen fish, it would take several days for the odors to permeate. You would lose your prize fish in the process… TOO FUNNY!

    jch
    07/31/2013 at 7:05 pm

  10. It would seem many jumped to conclusions with this story and the letter presented by one side… Here is a great view into the entire situation!

    http://journaltimes.com/news/local/dino-s-problems-greater-than-three-missed-payments/article_80d1a468-0548-11e3-8b43-001a4bcf887a.html

    A bank is in business to take in deposits and make loans to earn a spread. They are not in the business of owning buildings. No wonder this went down!

    obervant fisherman
    08/16/2013 at 10:34 pm

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