Niko's Lodge expects to open for business at the former Barley House location by late November of this year.
Owner Niko Kanakaris and his business partner, Frank Prokos, are hoping for a soft launch by the end of November. If everything goes as planned, Niko's Lodge in Algonquin will host an official grand opening shortly after the holidays.
Prokos, a Lake in the Hills resident, is looking forward to opening the new establishment in Algonquin. He and Kanakaris recently opened the at with much success.
"We're doing great with the Thirsty Whale, and we saw this as a perfect opportunity," said Prokos of the opening at "There's no other restaurant like this in the area."
Niko's Lodge Restaurant in Wasco features a rustic wilderness lodge setting, and they specialize in comfort foods like prime steaks and rotisserie chicken.
Prokos and Kanakaris hope to open the new Niko's in Algonquin as soon as possible, but they're still in the process of obtaining permits from the village. Signs for Niko's should pop up in the next couple months.