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Tavern on Rush now to close for good on Wednesday of next week

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tavern on Rush within the Gold Coast can be closing for good not at the beginning of the New Year as deliberate, however next week.

The upscale steakhouse at 1031 N. Rush St. introduced in August that it might close for good on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, with New Year’s Eve being the final day of business.

But proprietor Phil Stefani stated in a letter posted on the restaurant web site that plans had modified. Initially, the constructing’s landlord had determined not to renew the lease for Tavern on Rush, however an settlement was struck to prolong the restaurant’s administration contract previous its Oct. 31 expiration date so Tavern on Rush to keep open by New Year’s Eve.

“That timetable would have given us a chance to embrace our last few months together,” Stefani wrote. “As we have always said: Bricks and mortar can be replaced. Our employees are the reason we have survived the many ups and downs of this chaotic, but immensely rewarding business.”

Stefani additionally wrote that administration was heartened by the response from clients and workers after the announcement. Tavern on Rush has employed greater than 4,000 folks and has served greater than 8 million over 25 years, the letter stated.

But it seems that due to “contractual matters beyond our control,” Phil Stefani’s has to pull its closing up to an earlier date. The restaurant will now be closing on Wednesday of next week, Oct. 26.

Reservations for those that hoped to go to in November and December, and on New Year’s Eve, could have to be canceled.

Tavern on Rush is a component of the Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants group – which calls it “a hot spot for locals and visitors alike.” It opened in April 1998.

Tavern on Rush famous that has been featured yearly within the U.S. Top 100 Independent Restaurants List.

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