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5 More Chicago-Area Restaurant Closures To Know

It’s December and time to re-evaluate business

Hershey’s Chocolate World Chicago is closing.
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.

CANARYVILLE— Del Sur Bar & Grill, the upscale Latin American restaurant from a former sous chef at The Gage, has closed. The restaurant opened late last year at 4559 S. Halsted St. DNAinfo spoke with the restaurant’s landlord who is looking for a new tenant.

MAG MILE— Michigan Avenue’s Hershey’s Chocolate World is closing. The tourist attraction’s performance just wasn’t making enough executives smile. The Tribune reported the chocolatier at 822 N. Michigan Ave. would close its Chicago flagship in January, which would end an almost 12-year run. It’s one of eight amusement locations for the Pennsylvania company.

LINCOLN PARK— After 15 years, Panera Bread has closed their restaurant at 2070 N. Clybourn Ave. The cafe, inside the same strip mall that houses Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop, closed on Nov. 29, according to the DNAinfo.

SKOKIE— After 18 years, suburban Skokie’s Breadsmith has closed. Ownership made the announcement on Sunday, as their last day of business was on Friday at 3750 Dempster St. in Skokie. The European-style bakery has locations on the North Shore in Highland Park and in the Southwest Suburbs in Palos Heights. Their website reads that they hope to reopen in Skokie with a new franchisee.

Dear Breadsmith Patrons, Regretably, I closed Breadsmith at the end of business Friday. Thank you for your 18 years of patronage and love of great bread! Sincerely, Evan Lafer

Posted by Breadsmith of Skokie on Sunday, December 11, 2016

GLADSTONE PARK— BRGR Belly is on the move. For months, rumors have swirled about a new location, and now DNAinfo reported they’re taking their talents to suburban Rosemont. They’ll stay open at 5691 N. Milwaukee Ave. until the end of the month and will start offering burgers over at their Beef Belly location in Jefferson Park on Jan. 1. They should open at an undisclosed Rosemont location over the summer. There’s still the original location in Portage Park.

BRGRBELLY Gladstone Park is moving! After three wonderful years of being fortunate enough to do business in such a...

Posted by The Belly Feed on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Del Sur

914 Union Street, , LA 70112 (504) 603-2442 Visit Website


5691 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 775-6650 Visit Website

Panera Bread

605 Mall Ring Circle, , NV 89014 (702) 434-4002 Visit Website


1579 Grand Avenue, , MN 55105 (651) 690-3224 Visit Website

Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago

822 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 337-7711 Visit Website