Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Jefas Cantina Looks to be the Mexican Restaurant Moving into Former SRO Space on Dearborn

Looks like some more information is trickling out about the Mexican restaurant replacing the former Standing Room Only restaurant at 610 S. Dearborn (via Eater):

South Loop: Restaurant owner Giulio Spizzirri (SeƱoritas Cantina) has applied for a liquor license under the name Jefas Cantina Inc at 610 S. Dearborn Street. The space previously housed Standing Room Only, a casual burger and sandwich spot, which Spizzirri also owned until it closed during the pandemic.

We weren't aware that it's the same owner and that he's just reconcepting, but maybe the silver lining is that he knows the neighborhood?  We're unfamiliar with his spot SeƱoritas Cantina in Pilsen, but it looks pretty similar to some of the other Mexican spots in the neighborhood  such as Flaco's, Taco Maya, Spanglish.  Guess we will see.

As a reminder, SRO was a long standing burger joint in the neighborhood that closed during the pandemic last fall.  The spot is in a great location and seems well positioned to continue Dearborn's momentum.  Hopefully they make the most of it!

(Hat tip:  RH!)

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