Three Chicago Restaurant Closings This January
Three Local Spots Close, But Don't Despair
It's a new year, and with that come new adventures and opportunities — especially on the restaurant and nightclub scene, which recently said sayonara to three local hot spots. But don't be sad; the closings only mean three new places will be coming to town.
- Adobo Grill's Wicker Park location closed its doors earlier this week. The reliable Mexican spot's Old Town location (1610 N. Wells St., 312-266-7999) is still going strong, and I'll be sure to keep an eye out for what's going in Adobo's Division Street space. Considering how crazy popular the street has become over the last few years, I'm sure it won't be empty for long.
- Le Passage closed its always-rockin' doors on New Year's Eve after 12 years in the nightlife biz. But the owners, who also run Bucktown's Cans and the Le Passage's neighboring spot The Drawing Room, aren't giving up on the Gold Coast spot. On Jan. 14, Le Passage reopens as Privet Nightclub and Lounge (937 N. Rush St., 312-255-0022), "inspired by old-world royal treatment and European traditions." Should be interesting.
- Restaurant impresario Jerry Kleiner recently closed his upscale Chinese restaurant Opera. But Kleiner is all about reinvention. Look for the South Loop space at 1301 S. Wabash to become a "gastropubby sports bar" later this year.
Source: The Drawing Room