QUINCY – A spot once famous for fried chicken, catfish, burgers and frozen fishbowls of beer will soon be serving up hot dogs and video gaming if approved by the City of Quincy.
Charles Hull purchased the property on the southeast corner of 18th and State in May. Elder’s Restaurant stood there from 1970 to 2019.
The Quincy City Council heard a petition at Tuesday night’s meeting for a liquor license and to operate video gaming and a restaurant. Per standard course of action, the Council referred the petition to the Plan Commission.
Scott Frese, who was one of the previous owner/operators of Pop’s Pizza in Downtown Quincy, said he wants Lucky Dogs to be the place to go for franks and suds, whether it’s Chicago-style or a chili dog.
“We’re going to have Nathan’s hot dogs from New York and hot dogs from Chicago and Detroit,” Frese said. “We’ll have chili dogs, but we want them to have their own flavor, not just Hormel Chili on a Nathan’s hot dog.”
Frese said once city approval is granted, he plans to begin a build out. If everything goes to plan, he hopes to be serving dogs and ringing video gaming machines in September.
“You really have to have the video gaming these days if you’re going to do something like this,” Frese said. “It’s all about location and this is one of the best in town. Great neighborhood, lots of parking and other good restaurants around us.”
Hull will continue to own the property.
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