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Mercadito Hospitality Officially Announces the Shuttering of Tippling Hall

The financially-strapped group's multi-concept bar and restaurant was in business for a year in River North.

Timothy Hiatt

The Tippling Bros. already told you this, but Mercadito Hospitality just officially confirmed it. Tippling Hall, the ambitious bar and restaurant originally concepted by the New York-based beverage stalwarts that served nearly every type of alcoholic beverage imaginable, is no more.

Tippling Hall was in the works for the former Hop Haus space in River North since at least December 2012. Although it was slated to open within nine months, it didn't for more than two years, and money issues have been revealed to be at least part of the reason why. In the end, it was in business for just under one year.

In a statement, Mercadito managing partner Alfredo Sandoval affirms the financial reasons for its closure. Read it for yourself below.

The Chicago-based Mercadito Hospitality has announced the closure of Tippling Hall, a River North neighborhood gem, after a life span of a year.

"We are sad to close the doors on Tippling Hall," said Alfredo Sandoval, managing partner of Mercadito Hospitality. "We had high expectations but due to financial issues it was difficult for us to keep operations afloat."

Tippling Hall was conceived with a tongue-in-cheek originality in mind, the space was more than just a bar or restaurant, it was a cocktail lounge, beer hall, and wine bar all in one.  We would like to thank our amazing staff and our fellow patrons for one unbelievable year and all the memories.

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