A Minnesota-imported seafood restaurant has called it quits after less than one year in a prominent Fulton Market location. Smack Shack, which partnered with Four Corners Tavern Group to open in April 2016 in a massive space in 1K Fulton (otherwise known as the Google Building), on Sunday quietly bowed out of the hotly-contested Chicago restaurant scene in one of the country’s hottest dining districts.
A yet-to-be-determined Four Corners restaurant is slated to replace it this summer, DNAinfo first reported, as the group behind Benchmark, Fremont, Federales down the street, and many more spots is taking over full operations of the space. Stay tuned for more on Smack Shack’s replacement.
In addition to a bevy of Chicago’s most-acclaimed restaurants, Smack Shack, which rose from a food truck to a popular brick-and-mortar lobster-focused restaurant in Minneapolis, dealt with competition from another seafood restaurant in the same building by one of Chicago’s most formidable restaurant group’s — Boka Group’s Cold Storage. At least those craving seafood in the neighborhood only need to walk a few feet north for that option now.