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Expansion Project Will Make The Long Room Wider

Management converting space into a new kitchen.

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 Long Room will be getting, wait for it...wider.

For the past few months, construction workers have kept busy on an expansion project for the craft beer-centered tavern at Ashland and Irving Park. Part of the bar's west wall has a huge hole and is boarded up with plywood. Management is building a kitchen in the space neighboring the bar area.

There's no word when the expansion will be finished, as management didn't immediately return a call. But over the weekend, the Long Room posted a glimpse of the yet-to-be-completed service area. We'll update if anything new comes along, but in the meantime, take a look:

UPDATE: The Long Room is shooting for a January opening for its kitchen, owner Jason Burrell tells Eater Chicago. He's still working a few details out.

The Long Room

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