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Scofflaw Group’s Seafood Restaurant Sink|Swim to Close Next Month to Reconcept

The group previously reconcepted its first restaurant’s menu just seven months ago in Logan Square

Sink|Swim is closing.
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For the second time in seven months, big changes are coming to Sink|Swim. Scofflaw Group, the owners of the seafood restaurant and the acclaimed Logan Square cocktail bar of the same name, will shutter Sink|Swim on Sunday, July 2 to reconcept, according to a rep.

The rep didn’t share when the restaurant would reopen or what to expect in terms of changes. Scofflaw Group should make announcement “in the coming months,” according to a statement.

Sink|Swim opened in March 2015 as the group’s first and only dedicated restaurant. Its opening menu featured cheffy entrees costing between $15 and $20, which was pricier than many other restaurants in the neighborhood. Management then made menu changes to its first dedicated restaurant in November 2016, going more casual with seafood shack-like food while dropping prices. The restaurant’s opening chef, Matt Danko, departed a few weeks after the changes.

The shutter and reconcept means The New York Times will have to update their story published this week, which included Sink|Swim as part of five restaurants, bars and coffee shops to try along the burgeoning Armitage Avenue strip.

More info to come in the next few weeks about what’s planned for the space.


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