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Cheesie's Wicker Park Will Finally Open on New Year's Eve

The long-awaited project gives New Year's procrastinators an option.

Cheesie's Pub & Grub and Whiskey Business
Cheesie's Pub & Grub and Whiskey Business
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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.

Cheesie's Pub & Grub owners didn't lie when they said they'd be open before New Year's Day. Ownership just announced the long-awaited Wicker Park location of the grilled cheese-focused restaurant will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday—New Year's Eve. There's still no word when Chris Johnston's neighboring 80s-themed bar, Whiskey Business will open, both at 1365-67 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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[Photo: Cheesie's Pub & Grub]

This is Cheesie's third location, joining the Lakeview original that opened four years ago, and a second in Evanston. Cheesie's revealed the opening via Twitter, and Johnston confirmed, saying they just received their liquor license this afternoon. This could provide procrastinators with a lifeline, giving them another place to ring in the New Year until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Have a Happy New Year, and come back next week when hopefully there will be more details on Whiskey Business.