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Shutter Report: Piggyback BBQ on Wells; Doodle's in Old Town; More

Trattoria Isabella will move while Division Ale House and Namo Thai close

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Doodle's Doughnuts is closing on Sunday in Old Town.
Ashok Selvam
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

THE LOOP— Piggyback BBQ has closed at 176 N. Wells St. The shutter happened a couple weeks ago. It’s a spinoff of the Piggyback Tavern over in suburban Oak Park that remains unaffected. Meanwhile, another location at 500 W. Madison St. is temporary closed. They will reopen, an employee at the Forest Park location said.

OLD TOWN— After a six-month stint, Doodle's Doughnuts will close at 1419 N. Wells St. Owner Dana Lanier wrote in a Facebook post about financial struggles and the challenge of being a single mother as reason for the shutter. Doodle's last day will be on Sunday.

After considerable deliberation, I have decided to close Doodle’s permanently. As a single parent, I was not able to...

Posted by Doodle's Doughnuts on Thursday, September 29, 2016

WEST LOOP— Trattoria Isabella announced its closure via Facebook. Saturday will be the Italian restaurant’s final day at 217 N. Jefferson St. Ownership wrote they already have a new location, but haven’t revealed any more details.

WICKER PARK— Division Ale House is closing on Sunday, according to DNAinfo. The owner, who also runs High Noon Saloon on Milwaukee Avenue, may bring a new concept to the space at 1942 W. Division St.

NORTH CENTER— Namo Thai Cuisine has closed, as owners said they will pursue other projects. They had been open for five years at 3900 N. Lincoln Ave.

We're sorry to say that Namo Thai Cuisine has closed. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends &...

Posted by Namo Thai Cuisine on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Division Ale House

1942 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 384-6886 Visit Website

Namo Thai Cuisine

3900 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 327-8818 Visit Website


1419 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 631-3339 Visit Website

Piggyback BBQ

176 N Wells, Chicago, IL (312) 877-5551

Trattoria Isabella

217 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 207-1900 Visit Website