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Mount Prospect pizzeria owner still wants to redevelop his block

Mount Prospect pizzeria owner still wants to redevelop his block

The walls are wood, the lighting fixtures are colorful and some of the furniture is antique. Ye Olde Town Inn, 18 W. Busse Ave. in Mount Prospect, has been a bar and restaurant for nearly a century, said Tod Curtis, the 75-year-old owner who lives in Arlington Heights. At one point, the building also had a four-lane bowling alley in the back. "Pizza was my addiction," he said of when he opened the business 46 years ago. "At the time, there was nothing in the northwest suburbs that had deep dish pizza." And although Curtis vows to keep the Mount Prospect fixture going, he won't say what he'll do with the recently-approved $6.5 million settlement with the...

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