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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hotel Where Al Capone Hideout Up For Sale On EBay

Posted by Tevin on 6:59 PM

The hotel that Al Capone’s hideout was in Illinois is now up for sale on Ebay. The bidding for the hotel began at $2 million. The property includes a hotel, a house with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three half bathrooms, along with a full service marina. Read more below.

The northern Illinois historic hotel that previously served as a hideout for notorious mobster Al Capone is now up for auction on eBay.

The Mineola Lounge and Marina, located in Fox Lake, Ill., was listed Monday on eBay with a starting bid of $2 million, the Daily Herald reports.

The listing, which thus far has not attracted any bids, claims that the lakefront hotel was built in 1884 and placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1979. The property is on a 17-acre lot and includes the hotel, a full-service marina and a home which has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and three half bathrooms.

Pete Jakstas, the property’s owner, told the Herald he chose to turn to eBay in order to “draw some bids from around the country” and attract the right bidder.

According to the Associated Press, Jakstras has been trying to sell the property for a couple of years now.

The Lake County History blog reports that the 100-room hotel was popular among Chicago mobsters during the Prohibition era. Capone and his pals would gamble and drink the nights away at the hotel, which the Chicago Tribune once described as “the most vicious resort” when it came to suburban drinking and gambling.

The building is reportedly Illinois’s largest wooden structure.


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