No, not the bar. We all know that story by now. But, whatever happened to the staff of Buddies' that we came to know and love? Nightspots takes a look into the lives of some familiar faces from Clark and Aldine.
RANDY, YOLANDA & SCOTTEE
After Buddies' Randy (pictured with Yolanda and Scottee) came on board at Jackhammer and became the General Manager of a fantastic new restaurant, Joey's Brickhouse. Having no warning of the closure, they could not say 'Goodbye' to all of their customers. Luckily staying in the community they sporatically see some of the ol' gang.
Regardless of how Buddies' closed and the mixed feelings towards the owners, the people and the customers are greatly missed. The good thing is that he is at two places that he can welcome all of the old crowd to meet a new crowd.
Notice these two? You should. Spike (right) was featured on last week's Nightspots cover with her girlfriend Roz!
You won't have to stray too far from Buddies' to see Spike. She has started up at Spin several nights a week,
where she works the room like no other.
Spike has plenty to keep her busy outside of work as well. She and Roz are planning to get married in
about a month and are very excited.
You can find Mark working at Joe's Be-Bop Café at Navy Pier. He bartends full-time five shifts per week. His schedule rotates weekly (working both main bar & service bar shifts). He really enjoys working in an atmosphere with live jazz nightly, but is concerned that the summer is almost over. Navy Pier is very seasonal. He is continuing to check out his options and see what else is out there.
He misses Buddies' very much. Especially, the great friends, customers, and staff. He hopes all will cross paths again soon.