It's with much sadness that we report that City Provisions closed on Monday. In an email sent out last night, Friedman thanked the community for its support and declared that he wasn't exactly going away. But he also admitted that the high cost of purchasing sustainable ingredients was the main issue.
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Felony Franks, one of the most notorious restaurants in Chicago, closed its doors last week. The prison-themed hot dog stand on the West Side staffed its kitchen with ex-convicts and battled with the city ever since it opened its doors in 2009.
Logan Square Kitchen, a shared cooking and event space in the northwest neighborhood of the same name, will close on June 28th. For most, this sad news is about all you need to know. But if you have been following the story at all, you know about the embittered history that owner, Zina Murray, has had dealing with the city. And if you thought she'd go quietly, you were mistaken.
Ramova Grill, which has been serving chili in Bridgeport for 82 years, will close on April 14. While the news is definitely sad, the owners claim that they decided to close the spot only because they wanted to retire.
On a recent drive along Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, I noticed that the maroon sign for Accanto (an Italian restaurant that opened a few years ago) had been covered up. In its place was a new Thai restaurant called Blue Sprout.
Crust, which opened in Wicker Park back in 2007, unexpectedly announced on Sunday that it would close immediately.