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'Farmhouse's Little Sister' Heading to Former Wellington's in Lakeview

Expect Farm Bar to open in August.


Coming this summer to Lakeview: a mini-version of the popular River North spot Farmhouse. Owner Ferdia Doherty inked a lease on Monday for the shuttered Wellington's at 1300 W. Wellington, and is planning to open Farm Bar, which he terms "Farmhouse's little sister," in August. This will be the third Farmhouse iteration, after the original and the Evanston expansion that opened in July 2013.

Farm Bar will serve a tidy menu of favorites from the farm-to-table concept in a standalone space that looks perfect for the concept, as it already resembles a farmhouse but with aluminum siding. Doherty is currently touring farms to "review our sources" in planning for the new spot.

Wellington's, a neighborhood favorite watering hole with shuffleboard, closed in late fall. Farmhouse ownership revealed plans during a community meeting in April.


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