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Ed Debevic's Is Now Just River North Rubble After Demolition

Crews have reduced 31 years of history to a pile of debris.

The rubble at the former Ed Debevic's River North site.
The rubble at the former Ed Debevic's River North site.
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.

After 31 years, Ed Debevic's has been reduced to pile of River North wreckage. A Reddit user snapped a photo of the scene, caught by Curbed Chicago. Construction crews will build a 22-story residential tower at the site, as Ed's closed in October.

There's still no word when or where Ed's will eventually return. Ownership had announced that they wanted to rebuild the restaurant in mid-2016 close to the same spot so all those tourists and school groups could continue to grab burgers and shakes while enjoying that vintage diner experience. Keep it here for updates, but in the meantime admire the wrecking crew's work.

Ed Debevic's

159 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 374-8497 Visit Website