It's official: Bom Bolla isn't coming back. The Pops For Champagne folks' highly-regarded chef-driven Spanish wine bar and eatery in Wicker Park sent word on social media last night that there's no chance of reopening following its closure just before Christmas. At that time, managing partner W. Craig Cooper left the door open just a crack that an angel investor or new ownership could swoop in and save it, but it wasn't to be.
In a long and heartfelt Facebook post, management writes that "Although I'm certain it's no surprise to anyone that our chances of reopening there on Milwaukee Avenue have been slim to none for some time now, I can say that as of this week, it is official; we will not be." Read the entire thing below. There's no word yet on who and what could take over the space, which is in a renovated landmark building with an unopened second-floor rooftop on a high-traffic stretch of Milwaukee Avenue that shares its storefront with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams second Chicago location.