Longtime Wicker Park bar High Noon Saloon closes
More turnover comes to the Wicker Park bar scene as a longtime owner is getting out. High Noon Saloon, the wild west-themed bar and Mexican eatery at 1560 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is now closed for good after seven years, ownership announced on Facebook Tuesday evening. Owner Baris Yuksel explained to Eater Chicago that it’s “time for retirement” and that “someone else will open another bar [in the space].” Yuksel has operated bars and restaurants there for 14 years — he originally opened People Tapas Lounge in the space in 2005 before reconcepting to High Noon in 2013 — and also owned Division Ale House nearby before reconcepting to Fifolet in 2016 and selling the business last year. “I think I was the last ‘old timer’ on the block, except for Pint,” he says.
City evicts a popular South Loop taproom
Meanwhile, for the second time in two weeks, the city has shut down a bar in the South Loop. On Tuesday a green sticker from the Office of the Sheriff of Cook County appeared on the window of Vice District Brewing’s taproom at 1454 S. Michigan Avenue announcing that “all persons have been evicted from the premises.” Ownership subsequently announced on its Facebook page that it “will be closed tonight,” prompting a user to respond with a photo of the eviction notice and ask “Closed forever? What’s going on? Please say it ain’t so.. I never got a chance to stop in!” Ownership, who opened a second location in September 2018 in suburban Homewood, has not responded to a request for comment.
Pilsen immigrant restaurant owners launch fundraiser to expand
The immigrant owners of popular Pilsen restaurant Casa Indigo are crowdfunding money in order to expand in the neighborhood and better serve employees. More information is available on the Indiegogo page.
Zingerman’s Delicatessen releases menu for first Chicago pop-up
And finally, Michigan icon Zingerman’s Delicatessen has revealed the menu for the highly-anticipated pop-up on May 19 and 20 at Chicago’s the Ruin Daily. It includes a take on the Chicago classic “Gym Shoe” with Zingerman’s corned beef and the Ruin Daily’s gyro meat, as well as a selection of the Michigan icon’s greatest hit sandwiches, sides, sweets, and alcoholic beverages. Block Club first reported it.