Carriage House wasn't the only place that closed over the weekend on Division Street to re-concept in Wicker Park. Barley & Brass has shuttered, closing after a little under a year of operations. But it's not goodbye. Barley & Brass' owners, Mac and Joe Boumaroun, plan opening a second Chicago location of their 25 Degrees burger bar concept inside the same space.
The new 25 Degrees is set to open in early December, a spokeswoman confirmed. The owners love the neighborhood, but didn't think the Barley & Brass concept fit Wicker Park, so they opted to swap for 25 Degrees. Wicker Park will now get what River North is accustomed to: Customized burgers and boozy milkshakes. This would be the chain's fifth spot, as they've got locations in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Calif. and overseas in Bangkok.