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When Al Capone's family came to Chicago from New York, they were poor, and although Capone worked to support many of his family members through crime, his sister Mafalda Capone-Maritote began her own, more legitimate business. Capone's sister opened up a deli at this location. 

Fox's Beverly Pub has grown into a thriving chain since the days of Mafalda Capone. They have now expanded to two locations in addition to the building where Capone's little sis opened shop. 

When Mafalda retired in 1964, she handed over the place to the Fox family. Today they serve both Irish and Italian food (a powerful change since the days of the Irish Dean O'Banion and his rivalry with Italian Capone). The Fox family is known to recite tales of their mob connection every now and then: 

"On Sunday (Mafalda would) call us up for a couple of pizzas, and she'd send us a dozen corned beef sandwiches," -- Tom Fox Sr. via Scott Broden, The Chicago Tribune
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