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The Northman, Chicago's First Cider Pub, Is Delayed...Again

It was supposed to open on Tuesday, and no revised date was provided

Just when it looked like the highly-anticipated and much-delayed cider pub from the team behind Fountainhead would actually open, the ribbon cutting has been postponed again. For those keeping track, that's over two years since The Northman was initially announced. At that time, managing partner Aaron Zacharias was hoping for a spring 2014 opening.

The opening was pushed more than a year to February 2016, before finally locking in a Tuesday opening date. Or so the public was told. In the most recent statement, Zacharias once again delays serving cider in Lincoln Square. The team did not announce a new opening date. Read Zacharias' statement below:

It is important to us that every component is in place at The Northman on opening day. Chef [Sean] Sanders joined our team very close to our projected open date. What he and our staff have pulled together in that short time is pretty fantastic. We know that with this small delay, we can provide our chef and our whole team with the extra time to be sure everything that comes out of the kitchen will match our collective high standards. We are aware that many of you have been anxiously awaiting this opening. We are confident that once we open our doors, the experience will exceed your expectations. Thank you for your continued patience.

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