Hi Rick. We never met but I am just up the street a bit from Main Street Billiards in Crystal Lake. I have a little one table snooker club there with a handful of members a few of whom were occasional patrons of Main Street. I never played pool in your place myself as I am a true blue snooker guy rather than a pool guy. I happened to stumble across your post about the closure and (especially given the fact that I am a small business owner myself,) I am saddened by the news. Good luck with your cue making venture and if you have any interest snooker, whether from a recreational or business point of view (snooker cues and other equipment are very difficult to get ahold of in the US), feel free to give me a call or email. I am very easy to find if you just Google "snooker in Chicago" or "ACES Snooker Club". Good luck.