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8 Chicago-Area Restaurants Closures To Know

Another batch of restaurants close before the New Year

Rosario’s Italian Foods is closing after 61 years.
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.

ASHBURN— After 61 years, one of Chicago’s most venerable markets is closing. Rosario’s Italian Foods, known for their house-made encased meats, will shutter on Dec. 31. DNAinfo first noticed Rosario’s Facebook post that announced the closure at 8611 S. Pulaski Road. Looks like they’ve been slammed with orders since the news broke.

With our impending closure on December 31st, we would ask that anyone wanting any food to please place an order as soon...

Posted by Rosario's Italian Foods on Saturday, December 17, 2016

THE LOOP— La Cocina Mexican Grill’s last day at 178 N. Franklin St. is on Wednesday. The Mexican restaurant’s second location on Wells is not affected. La Cocina at one point had three locations.

LINCOLN PARK— Shabowl quietly closed earlier this month at 844 W. Armitage Ave. after opening earlier in 2016. The Asian rice bowl place should be soon replaced with a pizzeria called Downtown Pizza.

LOGAN SQUARE— A pair of Chicago craft breweries are in jeopardy after they lost the lease on the building they shared at 2601 W. Diversey Ave. Arcade Brewery has announced they’re going out business. Ale Syndicate, which reportedly lost its lease on the building, isn’t sure of their future, according to the Tribune. This will make finding these beers at bars much harder.

MORGAN PARK— They’re trying to raise money to reopen, but Cullinan’s Stadium Club has closed after the state revoked its business license. Dan Cullinan has owned the bar at 11610 S. Western Ave. since 1989, according to DNAinfo.

LINCOLNSHIRE— King’s Wharf, the restaurant inside the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, served its last meal on Saturday in the suburbs. The restaurant had been around for 40 years and has shuttered as the hotel goes through a $25 million renovation at 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire.

DEERFIELD— Trax Tavern & Grill, a restaurant that lasted 15 years, closed last week at 833 Deerfield Road. A Trax manager is part a new investor group planning to open a restaurant by March inside the same building, according to Pioneer Press.

Trax Tavern & Grill

833 Deerfield Rd #A, Deerfield, IL 60015 (847) 236-0203 Visit Website


844 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 248-3664

La Cocina Mexican Grill

178 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 781-1982

Cullinan's Stadium Club

11610 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 445-5620

Rosario's Italian Foods

8611 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60652 (773) 585-0660

Kings Wharf

10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (205) 653-0169 Visit Website

Ale Syndicate

2601 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 340-2337 Visit Website