Bill Murray to open Caddyshack bar in Illinois

21st December, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

Hollywood actor Bill Murray and his five brothers are set to open a second Caddyshack-themed bar, this time taking the concept to Illinois, US.

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Bill Murray tended bar at his son’s restaurant in September

Murray Bros. Caddyshack bar will open within the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont, just 20 miles from the brothers’ hometown in Wilmette.

The Murrays – Bill, Andy, Ed, Brian, Joel and John – opened the first Murray Bros. Caddyshack bar and restaurant at the World Golf Village in Florida in 2001.

According to reports, the Murrays have a verbal agreement for a 11,000sq ft space inside the hotel and are now looking to get a written lease.

The comedy star famously played green-keeper Carl Spackler in the 1980 film Caddyshack, written by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray. It was the six brothers’ experiences growing up as caddies at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka that inspired Doyle-Murray to write the script for the film.

The new Rosemont venue has a proposed opening date of late summer 2017.

The business deal follows the Lost in Translation star’s bartending stint at a Brooklyn bistro co-owned by his son Homer Murray.

Continuing the trend for film-themed bars, a venue inspired by the 2000 film Coyote Ugly opened in Cardiff in October this year.

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