Bill Murray to Open ‘Caddyshack’-Themed Bar Near Chicago

Actor and his brothers’ latest business venture is an extension of the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant/bar in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2001

Bill Murray and his brothers are opening a “Caddyshack”-themed bar near Chicago, according to The Daily Herald.

The golf-themed sports bar will be within the Crowne Plaza hotel after the Murrays verbally agreed to a 11,000-square-foot space inside the hotel, Mayor Brad Stephens said.

The brothers — Bill, chef Andy, financial executive Ed and actors Brian, Joel and John — opened the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant/bar in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2001.

According to Stephens, Andy Murray, who runs the restaurant in Florida, was originally looking for a new location at Rosemont’s MB Financial Park entertainment district, but there were no spots available.

Bill Murray famously starred as greenskeeper Carl Spackler in “Caddyshack,” which also starred Michael O’Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. It was directed by Harold Ramis. Brian Doyle-Murray wrote the script after the six brothers grew up as caddies at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois.

The film has received a large cult following, holding a 75 percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The Murray brothers were inducted into the Western Golf Association’s Caddie Hall of Fame in 2015.

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