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She leads the graphics team in producing all graphics, data visualizations, and story art for BI. Martinetti's was located at the intersection of Route 14 and Teckler Boulevard. In 1934, the first restaurant to be located here was Fritzel's Fiesta , also known as Fritzel's New Cafe. George Fritzel's distinctive red and white building contained a restaurant, bar and ballroom. It was praised for its beauty and convenient location. By the late 1930s, George Fritzel had closed the Fiesta Cafe and returned to his previous establishment, the Meadow Lark Lodge. The Fiesta property was sold to Edward Bessey in 1939 and became the Oak Social Club. Bessey was one of the owners of Oak Manufacturing, and the club was used by Oak employees for parties, dancing and other social activities. During World War II, many fundraising events and "knitting parties" took place there. In 1947, Bessey sold the property to Frank and Lucille Martinetti and Aldo and Inez Tondi. The two couples renamed the restaurant Martinetti's Fiesta. It was the second location in the Martinetti chain, the first being in Rockford. At this point, the dining room, cocktail bar and banquet hall were on the first floor and the dance floor was in the basement. In addition to dinner, cocktails and banquet rooms, the restaurant also featured Mans Horst at the Hammond organ, playing your favorite tunes. Horst was previously the organist at the Rockford location. In 1950, the bar and restaurant were moved downstairs and the first floor was converted into an apartment and 17 hotel rooms. This part of the business was known as Martinetti's Hotel Fiesta. According to newspaper ads from the early 1950s, Martinetti's offered steaks, seafood, chicken-in-a-basket, businessmen's lunches and nightly entertainment. In 1954, a resident at the Fiesta Hotel was arrested for "operating a handbook" (running a gambling game). Frank and Lucille Martinetti became the sole owners in 1954 when the Tondis deeded their interest in the property to them. The building was destroyed by fire in 1955, with losses estimated at $175,000. In 1956, Frank and Lucille Martinetti returned to Crystal Lake and built a new restaurant on the site of the old one. The new establishment was completely fireproof and featured three dining rooms, a cocktail lounge and a 24-hour coffeeshop. The updated decor included stone and masonry walls and an indoor waterfall, goldfish pond and live lobster tank. A new motel was added to the property in the early 1960s.
A large pipe organ was installed in the lounge, with an oval bar surrounding the console where guests could watch the organist while he played. Martinetti's was one of the first restaurants in the area to offer a salad bar, a Sunday buffet and an all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry. A 1962 chattel mortgage listed various restaurant equipment, including an L-shaped salad table, 35 dining room tables, 120 dining room chairs, 125 banquet room chairs, 120 cocktail room chairs and two murals for the banquet room.
In the 1970s, the capacity of the motel was increased when a second floor was added.