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Seasons 52 Shutters Downtown, Mad Social's New Brunch Service, More Intel

Plus, LeBron James eats on Taylor Street and a sportscaster is being sued over a restaurant

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—Chain restaurant and wine bar Seasons 52 shuttered its River North location at 55 E. Grand Ave., its Facebook page confirms. The outpost opened in October 2013 in The Shops at North Bridge and the chain is still open in Oakbrook and Schaumburg in the burbs.

—Gina Stefani's bustling MAD Social starts serving weekend brunch near the United Center tomorrow at 10 a.m. The menu includes Korean short rib Benedict, a take on shakshouka, and a deep-fried monte cristo with mortadella and chihuahua cheese.

—Basketball superstar LeBron James had breakfast yesterday at Stax Cafe on Taylor Street, according to the neighborhood daytime restaurant's Facebook page.

LeBron James having breakfast with us today ! Thanks for the visit we will see you soon !

Posted by Stax Cafe on Thursday, April 7, 2016

—Fox 32 sportscaster Lou Canellis is one of three defendants being sued over a pre-opening $900,000 bank loan for the River North bar and restaurant Reverie, of which Canellis is a partner in, Crain's reports. Owner Jesse Boyle tells Crain's that "he was not responsible for the problem, nor is he in control of the entity" and that Reverie is still open on Orleans Street and doing well.

Marcello's Father & Son Restaurant in Logan Square has a solar-powered food truck for pizza and paninis, according to DNAinfo. The only problem is that the truck isn't legal to serve on the street, but ownership is attempting to acquire its license while using it for private events and street festivals.

—A North Pond customer alleges that a light fixture fell on her in August 2014 at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Lincoln Park and is seeking more than $50,000 worth of damages in a lawsuit that was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on April 5, the Cook County Record reports.

MAD Social

1140 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 243-2097

Father and Son Restaurant

2475 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 252-2620 Visit Website

Stax Cafe

522 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 877-5055 Visit Website


3201 Cherry Hill Lane, , DC 20007 (202) 808-2952 Visit Website

North Pond

2610 North Cannon Drive, , IL 60614 (773) 477-5845 Visit Website

Seasons 52

2000 New Jersey 38, , NJ 08002 (856) 665-1052 Visit Website