Those craving brunch this weekend from Logan Square staple Lula Cafe are out of luck.
The restaurants began a temporary closure on Jan. 5 to install a new kitchen. They had to tear down a wall, as parts of the old kitchen were built inside the space. They're hoping to be open within a week, but don't have an exact date when they'll reopen. Management is advising for customers to follow the constitution process on Instagram for updates.
Lula is 15 years old and owner Jason Hammel said there were a few floor cracks and work to crumbling walls that needed to be done. This is what he wrote on the Lula's website:
"There's like literal erosion happening today, as surfaces wear down to nil, the floor sinks, walls crumble behind aging, cracked tile."
When they reopen, customers won't know the difference, Hammel said, but the kitchen staff should.
"My team of chefs are taking their time to imagine what it is they want to do in our new space, how they might grow and prosper there," Hammel wrote.