The Village Squire


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Village Squire Page.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  Please take your time and check out all of the Village Squire images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Did you ever have too much fun at the Village Squire?

This location is a chain with four locations; fondly called simply the Squire. One location is in West Dundee. George and Paul Karas have owned and operated this the location since 1974.

 If you have any Village Squire images or menus from the past to share contact us.

The Village Squire

This is located in the former home of Hal Thurnau’s Swiss Chalet. When the Village Squire did a renovation, the sign held a secret. Village Squire had used the Swiss Chalet sign and just covered it up.

Started in 1968 with Chris and Jim (see news article below), in 1974 the Karas brothers George and Paul took the lead. The family (other family members have joined the team) own four locations under this name and several other local establishments. Usually each location has at least one family member present.

Please check out all of the great Village Squire images and files from the past.

Click on the links below to view the Newspaper Articles and PDF Files

1968 Village Squire Ad

1976 Village Squire Article

1979 Village Squire Article

Images and Articles from the Village Squire


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.