GREEKTOWN— After more than two decades in business, Jak’s Tap is closing in the West Loop. The bar and eatery’s last day will be on Friday, June 30 at 901 W. Jackson Blvd. The sports bar’s management—which also owns Roscoe Village craft beer bar The Village Tap—made the announcement on Monday via Facebook. Jak’s lasted 21 years and it was once unique in an area where Greek restaurants obviously dominate the neighborhood. The private event space was also a favorite for couples who wanted to hold a no-frills wedding reception.
GOLD COAST— RA Sushi Bar has closed its location at 1139 N. State St. Its OpenTable page confirms the shutter, the location’s website is gone, and a tipster writes that there are signs on the door stating its permanently closed. The Japanese chain still has locations nearby in suburban Glenview and Lombard.
NILES— Meanwhile, a suburban pizza maker will close in two months after nearly seven decades in business. Riggio’s Pizza, the suburban Sicilian pizzeria, will serve its final pie on Aug. 27, according to The Skokie Review. The family-owned restaurant counted many loyal customers including Blackhawks’ president John McDonough. Those customers have two months to get a pie at 7530 W. Oakton St. in Niles.
OAK PARK— Staff from Connolly’s Public House announced its pending closure, coming on Friday. The bar opened 18 months ago at 1109 South Blvd. in suburban Oak Park. The owners blamed unexpected construction and lack of support from local village officials for the closure.