clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

South Side Sausage Shack Jim's Original Closes in Roseland

CTA expansion forced closure for 24-hour sausage stand.

Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

The encased meat community has taken another hit, thanks to the closing of Jim's Original on 95th Street.

CTA expansion forced the shutter, reports DNAinfo. The 24-hour fast-food stand on the South Side in Roseland served up Maxwell Street Polishes, pork chop sandwiches and other Chicago treats. This ends a 14-year run for the walk-in window which served free french fries with each sandwich.

Monday morning the crowds were thin, a manager said, as Jim's closed at 8 a.m. The public was well-informed of the closure, and Jim's is more of a late-night stop anyway.

Jim's original stand at 1250 S. Union Ave. will continue to operate, and many of the 16 employees will find work there, according to DNAinfo.

Jim's Original

1250 South Union Avenue, , IL 60607 (312) 733-7820 Visit Website