Is New Year's Eve the day to go out with a bang? Apparently so, because first we learned that Spring was going to close. Then Eve. Then we heard yesterday that Adobo Grill closed its Wicker Park location and Sunday (ok, Jan. 2) was the final day for Nick's on Wilson.
Now three more spots have closed, but at least the owners already have plans for new concepts. Jerry Kleiner shuttered Opera, his upscale Chinese restaurant in the South Loop and is planning to morph it into a "gastropubby sports bar," according to Grub Street.
Swank nightclub Le Passage, which seems like it underwent a complete makeover not that long ago, closed on New Year's Eve after 12 years. On Jan. 14, the owners, who are also behind Cans and Drawing Room, will reopen the Gold Coast club as Privét, a "private, upscale nightclub inspired by old-world royalty," according to 312DD.
And finally, RiNo shuttered following a big bash Jan. 1 after a successful five-year run. The owners there, the group behind Manor and Stay, plan to overhaul the space and open it as something fresh and innovative sometime this spring.
Anything else we need to know about?
· Adobo Grill Closes Wicker Park Location [~EChi~]
· Nick's on Wilson Closes its Doors [~EChi~]
· Get Ready for Another Gastropub as Opera Closes [Metromix via Grub Street]
· Le Passage Closes After 12 Years [312DD]