The West Lakeview space that housed Fizz Bar & Grill near the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland, is empty. The bar is closed, ending an 18-year run—even Fizz’s circular sign above the storefront has been removed, eliminating all references to the bar/restaurant at 3220 N. Lincoln Ave. The space had been up for sale since last year.
There no word yet on any future plans for the space. Fizz was popular for the Kentucky Derby and served a reliable lineup for bar food. Patrons also made use of the back patio. Last year, the bar went through an ownership change.
Fizz isn’t the only spot to close. Here are a few more nuggets:
- Sam’s Red Hots, a decades’-old hot dog stand near Armitage, Western and Milwaukee, is closed, according to DNAinfo. While the walk-up window wasn’t as prodigious as Red Hot Ranch around the corner, Sam’s was open for more than 70 years, and their hot dogs and frozen krinkle-cut fries will be missed at 2345 W. Armitage Ave.
- Taverna 750 will close tonight at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. in Boystown, as the Italian restaurant is moving to Andersonville where it will take over the Brixton space. The Brixton closed on Sunday at 5420 N. Clark St.
- Graham Elliot Bistro closed Saturday as the celebrity chef collaborates with DMK Restaurants on a complete reconcept to revive the West Loop restaurant space at 841 W. Randolph St. GEB had a mild relaunch earlier this year, but the results weren’t what management wanted. Expect much more drastic changes when the new restaurant opens early next year.
- Two Lions Pub and Grill is closed in Logan Square at 2906 W. Armitage Ave. Two Lions served British-style pub grub, but had to change names shortly after first opening in 2014. Originally it was known as Red Lion Pub and Grill. That wasn’t good news for the former owners of The Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park, as that duo went through a messy separation. That led to Red Lions in Lincoln Park and in Lincoln Square. Three’s a crowd.