Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Logan Square’s patio mecca for fried food and boozy slushies, is looking to open a location in Lincoln Park. The deal isn’t finalized, as the city will need to rezone property at 2435-39 N. Halsted St. There’s a community meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss the matter, but a Land & Sea Dept. rep confirmed their interest.
A Lincoln Park restaurant would be Parson’s second in Chicago. Land & Sea (Lost Lake, Chicago Athletic Association, Longman & Eagle), also plans on opening a location in Nashville. They began petitioning the city about the new location a few weeks ago. The parcel in question is the LeMay Auto Parts store, which is moving to a new location. Ald. (43rd Ward) Michelle Smith is co-hosting the meeting with the Park West Community Association.
Read Land & Sea’s letter sent to neighbors in which lawyers write about the plan to renovate the one-story building:
What does this mean for Lincoln Park? Parson’s opened in 2013, and serves up fried chicken, fish and a variety of cocktails (including the much-lauded negroni slushie) with a relaxed vibe. The Logan Square spot is spread out with a huge patio, and they’ve tried to open an ice rink there during the winters.
Land & Sea should have a statement forthcoming, so check back later for an update. Meanwhile, read Alderman Smith’s letter about Monday’s meeting.
UPDATE: Parson’s could open next year in Lincoln Park, according to Land & Sea. Here’s part of their statement:
Land and Sea Dept. is interested in opening a Parson’s Chicken and Fish location in Lincoln Park — specifically, at 2435 N Halsted Street. If approved, this project would open in 2018. This second Chicago location of Parson’s would serve all the favorites from the Logan Square location; Chef Hunter Moore’s menu of fried, grilled, and hot chicken, hush puppies, fritters, and more, plus bar manager Charlie Schott’s slushies, cocktails, and beers.
This has been a year of growth for Parson’s - a Nashville outpost will be opening in 2018, and the Logan Square location will undergo renovations later this year to add more space, both interior and exterior. Chef Hunter Moore and bar manager Charlie Schott, who have both been with Parson’s since opening, have also been promoted to managing partners, and will both be heavily involved in the new locations and expansion.