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BIG & little's Expanding To Wicker Park: Third Location Aiming For Summer 2015 Opening

Owners Tony D'Alessandro and Gary Strauss take over former nail salon.

BIG & little's Lakeview / Sunny Nails
BIG & little's Lakeview / Sunny Nails
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Tony D'Alessandro and Gary Strauss have signed a lease on a space in Wicker Park that will become the third location of their popular fast-casual restaurant, BIG & little's. Taking over the former Sunny Nails space, D'Alessandro ("little") and Strauss ("BIG") will begin build-out some time in January with an expected summer 2015 opening.

D'Alessandro says to expect a menu similar to the other locations, but states that it will also feature a few new creations. The size of the space is in between that of the other two BIG & little's—just a little over 2,000 square-feet total. The Lakeview general manager Omar Cadena will be handling similar duties at the Wicker Park location, D'Alessandro says.

When they announced the Lakeview location a little over a year ago, D'Alessandro stated that "this could be the spot where (expansion) could be multiplied." It appears that they are on their way to making that happen.

Sunny Nails

1310 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622