Melrose Park, IL (1315 W North Ave)

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Melrose Park's exterior in the 2000s. (PC: Unknown)


1315 W North Ave, Store #54 was a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza that opened on September 24, 1991, with a Road Stage and closed in August 2012 (day unknown) with a 2-Stage.

This location relocated to Melrose Park, IL (1030 Winston Plaza), which opened in September 2012 (day unknown) and is still open today with a Circles of Light, 16m.

Stages

Melrose Park opened with a Road Stage. The stage was installed almost on the ground because the ceiling was low. It didn't last long, as it was replaced with a 2-Stage by 1994/1995. The stage received minor changes until the 2012 closure. Changes include Pasqually getting a new drum set, Chuck E. receiving the Cool Chuck outfit (later Avenger), Chuck E. getting a new mask by 2008, Helen getting a new mask sometime in the 2000s, Jasper getting a new mask in 2008-2009, and Pasqually getting a new mask in the 2000s.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Road Stage September 1991 1994/1995 One of 2 installed in Illinois.
2-Stage 1994/1995 August 2012 One of 5 installed in Illinois.

History

Melrose Park opened on September 24, 1991, with the 1988 remodel and a Road Stage. Not much is known about Melrose Park from around this time, however, it is known that Melrose received Record Parody Awards in around 1993.

In 1994/1995, Melrose Park received Phase 1, and removed the Road Stage for a 2-Stage. Melrose also received things duch as shelves and other decor around this time. The location received Phase 2 and Phase 3 at later dates. Melrose would receive a new exterior sign and awnings between 1995-1998.

In August 2012 (day unknown), the location relocated to Winston Plaza for bigger space, and because how old the building was. The building would remain vacant for a short period until it was finally torn down for an Olive Garden. As of August 2023, Olive Garden sits on the space.

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Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1983? Unknown/Destroyed. Mask sent to West Allis, WI.
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1980s Unknown/Destroyed. Mask sent to West Allis, WI.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1980s Unknown/Destroyed.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1980s Unknown/Destroyed. Eyelids seen at Tinley Park as parts.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1980s Unknown/Destroyed.
Wink (Cyberamic) 1991 Unknown/Destroyed.