Bill McMahon, owner of The Lincoln Inn, the Chamber’s 2012 Business of the Year, decided to take on a new venture when he purchased the old DeKalb Clinic/A&P store building at 302 Grove Street in downtown DeKalb. He renovated the property into a Banquet Center called Faranda’s.
The name comes from his wife Joy’s grandfather Anthony Faranda, who the family all has fond memories of. “He was the typical Italian grandfather who loved to take his family out to eat and always taught the importance of a good work ethic and fine food,” said McMahon.
Faranda’s holds banquets of any size up to around 400 people, which is something that DeKalb did not previously have capacity for, other than at NIU. With three different size meeting rooms McMahon looks to draw midweek banquets, meetings, conferences, weddings and other special events to Downtown DeKalb.
The mission of Faranda’s Banquet Center is to offer our guests a premiere facility in which they can create a one of a kind event for their friends and family defined by culinary excellence, exceptional service, attention to detail, and first-class amenities. We believe that by treating each guest and staff member with the utmost respect and integrity that in turn we will be able to offer a personal approach to hosting a unique and memorable experience here in DeKalb County.