Argentine siblings to bring EmpanadUS to La Grange
LA GRANGE – Hoping to make money to pay for college, Leslie Schamber opened a vintage clothing stand in 2010 at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.
On the first Saturday, shoppers walked by and looked at the skirts and shirts she had bought at thrift stores and restored, but she made $50. That evening, her brother, Eric, decided to make empanadas – a pastry stuffed with meat, cheese or other fillings common in the siblings’ native Argentina – and he offered them to customers who bought something the next day. That Sunday, Leslie made $350.
In February 2012, Leslie, Eric and their brothers Alan and Kevin opened the first EmpanadUS location in Riverside. They soon will open a second location at 22 W. Calendar, former home of Cafe 36, which closed in 2009. The siblings are targeting June 17 for their opening date but might open sooner.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org