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Grandma Rosie’s opens in Spring Valley

Vicky Blair, Sarah Corpus, Tori Smoode and Jeremy Simmons are employees of Grandma Rosie's in Spring Valley that recently opened at 502 S. Spalding St. (Route 89).
Vicky Blair, Sarah Corpus, Tori Smoode and Jeremy Simmons are employees of Grandma Rosie's in Spring Valley that recently opened at 502 S. Spalding St. (Route 89).

SPRING VALLEY — Grandma Rosie’s recently opened its doors in Spring Valley at 502 S. Spalding St. (Route 89) just north of the Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge which takes the road over the Illinois River.

“Spring Valley needed a restaurant and ice cream shop that offered fresh food quick and ice cream at a family-friendly price,” said Jason Judd, one of the four owners of the business along with his wife, Vanessa; and cousin Jason Judd and his wife, Jenny.

“We also serve gyros, Italian beef and Chicago-style food plus an assortment of grilled cheese sandwiches and pork tenderloins,” he said.

The restaurant’s hours are now 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, with the closing time extended during spring and summer months until 10 p.m.

“Our family owns the laundromat next door, and we like it that it is on a main road (Route 89),” added Judd on why the location was chosen to open Grandma Rosie’s.

“The mission of Grandma Rosie’s is to get involved in the community and to make customer service our priority, and secondly to offer quality food at family-friendly price,” he added.

“We will deliver to surrounding areas,” he said. Customers can call 815-663-8416.

Grandma Rosie’s was named after Rosie Boggio, Jason’s grandmother. The first shop was opened in 2012 in Princeton by Frankie Boggio, Jennifer Judd and Jason Judd.

The other Grandma Rosie’s locations that have been opened in order are in Lacon, Seneca, Walnut and Tinley Park (trailer).

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