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Another Longtime Bar Owner Closes in Wicker Park

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Plus, another South Loop bar is shut down by the city and more intel

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High Noon Saloon in Wicker Park is no more
High Noon Saloon [Official Photo]

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.

Vice District Brewing

1454 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 508-3647 Visit Website

Division Ale House

1942 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 384-6886 Visit Website


1942 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 384-6886 Visit Website

High Noon Saloon

1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 773 227 9339 Visit Website

The Ruin Daily

328 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 929-2707 Visit Website