Bill Murray and Siblings May Bring Caddyshack-themed Restaurant to Wilmette

The North Shore’s ties to the film Caddyshack run deep and, more than 40 years after the cult classic comedy was released in theaters, another local connection could be on the horizon.

Bill Murray and his brothers are considering whether to convert a vacant Bakers Square building into a Caddyshack-themed restaurant in Wilmette, The Record North Shore reports.

Bill Murray's Wilmette Restaurant Bakers Square

Murray Bros. Caddyshack has locations in Rosemont and St. Augustine, Florida. A Wilmette location, where the Murrays grew up, would be the third restaurant in the mini-chain, which uses the slogan Eat, Drink and Be Murray.

Caddyshack, released in theaters in 1980, starred Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. The film and some of its characters are said to be inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray’s experience at Winnetka’s Indian Hill Club, where the Murray brothers worked as caddies.

Doyle-Murray co-wrote the script and had an acting role in the movie. The late Harold Ramis, who grew up in Chicago and later lived in Glencoe, co-wrote and directed.

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This article originally appeared in The Record North Shore


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