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Pleasant House Bakery Leaving Bridgeport, Taking Over Nightwood Space in Pilsen

It will become the previously-reported beer-focused restaurant in June

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Bridgeport's loss is Pilsen's gain, as Pleasant House Bakery has shared more on the previously-reported beer-focused restaurant in the former Nightwood space —but it's not a second restaurant. They're closing their quaint Bridgeport space in mid-May and will move operations in June to 2119 S. Halsted St. in Pilsen, according to the Tribune. They'll re-dub their business as Pleasant House Pub.

Kevin Heisner owns the Nightwood building and is an investor in the new pub, reports the Tribune. Heisner's used to British-themed fun with Queen Mary and Pub Royale, and Pleasant House will add to that. Pleasant House is outside the jurisdiction of Heisler Hospitality, which runs those establishments and of which Heisner is a founder.

The Trib reported that Pleasant House Pub will initially serve dinner and brunch and serve sandwiches. The beers will be handled by Whiner Beer Co., an upcoming brewery from Brian Taylor who left Goose Island Brewing Co. in August.

Pleasant House, a longtime Eater 38 honoree, opened in 2011 and built a strong following for their savory royal pies. Heisler even served the pies at their West Loop craft beer bar, Lone WolfIt's bad news for White Sox fans, as Bridgeport will lose a great restaurant. Hopefully Kimski's arrival will help dampen the blow.

Nightwood Restaurant

2219 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Pleasant House Bakery

964 W 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60608 773 523 7437 Visit Website