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5 Chicago Restaurant Closings to Know

Bacci Pizza in Wrigleyville is among the fallen

Monastero’s Banquets
Monastero’s

WRIGLEYVILLE— If fans thought the neighborhood was changing due to the development surrounding Wrigley Field, this bit of news provides another nail in the coffin. Bacci Pizza, a late-night and post-bar haven to sop up booze with giant pizza slices, has shuttered at 950 W. Addison St., according to an LTH Forum member, who says an unnamed bar has replaced it using decor from the “Bar Rescue” remodel of The Dugout downstairs. Bacci’s phone line leads to a constant busy signal so there’s no more information at this time. The local chain still has nine locations in the city and suburbs, according to its website.

LINCOLN PARKThere’s a lack of options for Chinese hot pots outside Chinatown in and the north side just lost one more. Two Birds One Stone has signs posted at its storefront that the restaurant is closed at 2476 N. Lincoln Ave. It opened in December 2015 in the former space occupied by The Spread, a sports bar, near DePaul. The Spread’s lighted sign is still up at the space.

Ashok Selvam

SAUGANASH— After 55 years, Monastero’s Banquets is closing its doors — in around six months. It won’t close until Nov. 18, according to an announcement made on its website. Ownership is selling the property at 3935 W. Devon Ave. to a church, according to DNAinfo. The Italian restaurant and event space lasted through three generations of family ownership.

LAKEVIEW— The space that housed Mista, 2921 N. Broadway St., has a “for lease” sign up in the window. Mista was an Italian restaurant specializing in gluten-free pizza and other dishes with organic ingredients. It opened back in 2008. Locations in Andersonville and The Loop have also shuttered.

Ashok Selvam

GOLD COAST— What’s happening to the neighborhood? Gold Coat’s frozen treat community has already suffered enough after the Chicago Park District evicted Bow Truss and its Black Dog Gelato kiosk at Mariano Park. Residents will be even angrier once they find out Yogurtland at the corner of State and Division streets is closed. Froyo might not be fancy enough for the area. An EveryBlock poster provided a heads up.

Two Birds One Stone

2476 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 666-5807

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