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Bad Wolf Coffee Leaving Town, Closing in 2 Weeks

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Owner/pastry maven Jonathan Ory planning a bigger shop in South Carolina.

Jonathan Ory and Bad Wolf Coffee
Jonathan Ory and Bad Wolf Coffee
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.

Bad Wolf Coffee is leaving town, as the Roscoe Village coffee shop known for its dynamite pastries now has a closing date. Owner Jonathan Ory and family are huffing and puffing and packing their bags for Charleston, S.C. to be closer to other family members. They'll shutter their Chicago shop on Sept. 21.

Two weeks notice. #greenerpastures

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Ory announced his intentions to move this spring, but failed in his quest to find a buyer for the shop, which routinely sells out of pastries at a lightning pace. According to DNAinfo, Ory has plans to open up a bigger Bad Wolf in Charleston, and is partnering with local restaurants The Butcher and The Beer and The Daily. It's great news for South Carolinians, as Ory's resume includes stints at David Chang's Momofuku Ku in New York and locally at Schwa. His experiences have served him well, crafting French pastries — like those caneles —  inside Bad Wolf's space that went away from the laptop/Wifi scene. Bad Wolf had been open since July 2013.

Bad Wolf Coffee

3422 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 969-2346 Visit Website