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Cooper’s Eatery and Four More Chicago Restaurant and Bar Closures to Know

Dragon Lady Lounge, Pan Hellenic Bakery, Millie’s Tavern, and Taylor Made Pizza also shutter

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Cooper’s Eatery is closed and the space is for lease.

Cooper’s Eatery, a beacon of quality barbecue and craft beer in the no-man’s land in western Lakeview, has closed. A five-minute drive south of Wrigley Field, Cooper’s, 1327 W. Belmont Ave., featured a large patio with a retractable awning to escape the madness that ensues near Clark and Addison on Cubs’ game days. Ownership posted an announcement on its website and blamed state lawmakers for the decision.

Thank you to all of our partons over the years, Cooper's is officially closed. It's coming time to renew our lease and I see no reason to with the current economics in Illinois. Pulled pork pizza forever!!!

The dearth of good restaurants is one reason behind the massive developments surrounding Wrigley Field.

Cooper’s isn’t the only spot Chicagoans are wishing farewell in recent days. Read below for more shutter news.

AVONDALE— Dragon Lady Lounge, as most patrons knew it, is closed at 3188 N. Elston Ave. The vegan-friendly spot used Korean flavors but also served American classics like burgers. It was also known for its all-you-can-eat vegan buffets. First known as Stadium West in 1987, the restaurant changed its names in 2009. Check back for news on its replacement.

GREEKTOWN— Another old-school bakery has bitten the dust. This time it’s Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop, 322 S. Halsted St., reported DNAinfo. The bakery opened in 1973.

LAKEVIEW— Millie’s Tavern, 1817 W. Wellington Ave., has shuttered. It’s a tiny dive that’s been family owned for the last three decades. The space has supposedly housed a bar since the 1800s. Ownership shared the news via Facebook.

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE— UIC students who need a late-night snack are bummed as Taylor Made Pizza has shuttered. The pizzeria sold thin-crust and deep-dish slices. It apparently closed back in April at 1220 W. Taylor St.

Millie's Tavern

1817 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 327-1347 Visit Website


1232 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 929-2667 Visit Website

Taylor Made Pizza

1220 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 850-2000 Visit Website

Dragon Lady Lounge

3188 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 267-1970 Visit Website

Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop

322 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 454-1886 Visit Website

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