Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Stalwart Brunch Spot Bongo Room Closes at Prime Roosevelt/Wabash Corner

In case you missed it, a popular brunch spot in a prime South Loop location has shut down (via Eater):
The Bongo Room, one of the most popular brunch and breakfast spots in Chicago, is down a location. The South Loop restaurant, at 1152 S. Wabash Avenue, is closed for good, an employee at the Andersonville outpost confirms. Ownership hasn’t responded to multiple requests for comment but the location has been removed from its website, its phone number is disconnected, and Yelp reports it closed in addition to the employee confirmation. The Andersonville and Wicker Park siblings remain in business.
It's unfortunate, but hopefully something else interesting moves in.  The amount of foot traffic here seems like it would be a great opportunity for some other QSR type of restaurant (maybe something more local like a protein bar or something?  doubtful, but one can wish).

(Hat tip:  MK, NS, AW!) 

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