Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wabash Tap Not "Reinventing" at 1233 S. Wabash ; Apparently Available for a New Business

This may be old news, but it's the first time we've noticed the new sign at Wabash Tap saying that the space is available:

It's an unfortunate turn of events as Wabash Tap was one of the last "dive" bars in the immediate area.  There is still the South Loop Club, but what else are we missing?

As a reminder, back in July of 2019 a similar blue sign appeared but hinted at a "reinvention" vs. a shutter:

Wabash Tap was run by the Mainstay hospitality group which also had Grace O'Malley's and City Tavern back in the day.  Their online presence is lacking these days so we're curious if the group has been disbanded.  They also have (or maybe had?) the Chicago Firehouse.  That famously went up in flames in 2014, but has been remodeled and seems to be sticking around for awhile.

Anyway - will be curious to see what comes to this spot.  

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