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Lagunitas Taproom’s Prolonged Hibernation and Three Extra Closures

Indoor restaurant and bar service stays banned across Illinois as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts begin amidst regularly excessive numbers of circumstances and hospitalizations. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced last week that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the state may carry some restrictions in mid-January, ought to the seven-day positivity price lower.

For a lot of Chicago eating places and bars, these measures received’t come quickly sufficient. Many eating places are actually hibernating, electing to stay closed till the virus is quelled, whereas quickly closing their venues. Staff proceed to face troublesome choices relating to their careers, potential publicity to COVID-19 from colleagues and patrons, and an absence of monetary assist from state and federal governments.

Beneath, Eater is cataloging each momentary and everlasting restaurant closures in Chicago. If you recognize of a restaurant, bar, or different meals institution that has closed because the begin of the pandemic, please e-mail [email protected]. We’ll proceed to replace this submit.

January 12

Douglas Park: Lagunitas Brewing most likely received’t reopen its Chicago taproom this 12 months as a result of pandemic, based on the Tribune. The corporate plans to attend till 2022 — and for scientific proof that almost all Individuals have acquired the COVID-19 vaccine — to welcome drinkers again inside. It’s, nevertheless, contemplating establishing an out of doors pop-up taproom over the summer season. A vacation spot that’s drawn beer followers throughout the town and nation, the Lagunitas taproom first opened above the brewery in 2014 as a means for the California-based firm to extend distribution towards the East Coast.

Gold Coast: European-style spot Cafe Crèmerie is closed, proprietor Lisa Gasparian writes in an Instagram post. “I received’t neglect the folks, the candy children and all of the households that walked via these doorways,” the caption reads beside {a photograph} of the gutted cafe house. Final 12 months she transformed her enterprise from a franchise location of Amorino to an impartial store as a response to the pandemic. Gasparian has been vital of elected officers in how she perceives they’ve left downtown vulnerable to violence with out offering correct monetary support. Regardless of the change, Gasparian signifies that she has plans for the longer term: “Keep tuned… a virus will NOT beat me. #CafeCremerie 2.zero in #2021.”

Ravenswood: Longtime neighborhood breakfast spot Over Easy Cafe is closed indefinitely as a result of staffing and different points, possession introduced on Monday via Facebook. “We’re doing every thing we will to maintain Over Straightforward going, and can replace all of you within the OE Fam as quickly as we will,” the submit reads. The cafe first opened in 2006 and reopened after a fireplace in early 2007.

River North: Adagio Teas State Avenue completely closed in early January, based on a Facebook post. The New Jersey-based firm additionally operates two suburban Chicago places in Naperville and Previous Orchard Mall in Skokie. These retailers stay open.

For an inventory of the 2020 spring/summer season/fall closings, click here.

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