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Schoop’s Hamburgers has closed in the Southlake Mall food court, where it was one of the oldest food staples.

The 1950s vintage-style burger joint specializes in the regional-style burger, which has crispy grilled edges that overlap the bun.

“We are currently closed. Thank you for your understanding,” reads a sign.

Cash registers and other paraphernalia have been removed from the fast food restaurant, whose menu includes old-fashioned burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches like tuna melt, pork tenderloin, grilled cheese and a sandwich. egg salad. He is particularly famous for his signature Mickey, a treat of a burger with two slices of cheese.

A retro favorite, Schoop’s has nearly 20 locations in northwest Indiana and suburban Chicago. The classic chain that serves Green River burgers, baskets of fries and soft drinks to generations of area residents also recently closed a location on Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting, near the state line. Illinois, after the owners decided to retire.

Schoop’s has long been one of the few local restaurants specializing in cuisine native to the Calumet area to operate in the food court of the two-story super-regional mall located at US 30 and Mississippi Street. Chuck Wheeler’s Vienna Beef Red Hots, a Gary institution so popular it sells t-shirts, closed its Southlake store in 2017.

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