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Underbar, Michael Diversey's, Nigerian Kitchen All Bite the Dust

Andersonville's Erickson's Deli also temporarily shutters.

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.

'Tis the season for restaurant and bar shutters in Chicago, as UnderbarMichael Diversey's and Nigerian Kitchen have all bit the dust.

In addition, Erickson's Deli in Andersonville is temporarily closed.

The closing of 10-year-old Underbar is another blow to late-night shenanigans in the area, as The Hungry Brain down the street is set to close only two days later. Underbar holds a rare 4 a.m. license, meaning Chicago will have one fewer bar open until 5 a.m. on Saturdays.

The neighborhood will look different next year, as the city in 2015 plans to demolish the Belmont/Western viaduct that ran right in front of Underbar.

Lakeview neighborhood watering hole Michael Diversey's also closed on Nov. 30, announcing the shutter on Facebook.

The shutter news continues in Uptown where Nigerian Kitchen, 1363 N. Wilson Ave., is up for rent, according to Uptown Update, ending 10 years of business.

Finally, the family which runs Erickson's Deli, 5250 N. Clark St., is shutting the deli down, at least temporarily. This comes after a failed health inspection last month.


1701 1/2 Broadway Street, , WA 98663 (360) 258-1146 Visit Website

Erickson's Delicatessen

5250 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 561-5634

Michael Diversey's

670 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 327-7040 Visit Website

Nigerian Kitchen

1363 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 271-4010