portrait of an old man

The Legend of the 'Old Man' Painting

Prominently featured in both our Glenview and Wimette locations is a framed painting featuring a bearded old man holding a beer. And the story behind it is legendary. Word has it that original owner Peter Adamis sold the original version that was displayed in our Glenview location. Soon after, business fell off and Pete and his partner connected the sale of the painting to the lag in sales. They hired a local artist to create a new one and as soon it was hung, business picked up and has never looked back.

When we opened our Wilmette location, the painting was replicated and is proudly displayed over the fireplace in the main dining area. It's a symbolic good luck charm and there will be an 'Old Man' painting featured in every Valley Lodge moving forward.