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Ann Sather's Moves a Little to the Right

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 26, 2007 8:38PM

2006_07_ann_sather.jpgIf you were around the Belmont and Clark epicenter yesterday with a hankering for sticky buns that couldn't be sated because Ann Sather was closed, fear not. 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and his crew are in the process of moving the long-standing restaurant a few storefronts east.

In an article in today's Sun-Times, Alderman Tunney expressed confidence that Ann Sather's flagship restaurant will be open for business in its new location at 909 W. Belmont by Friday. Tunney recently sold the building that Ann Sather is vacating to Joseph Freed & Associates, which has plans on expanding the already bustling nightlife around the Belmont/Clark corridor.

It also shows that Tunney is adept at the Art of the Deal. Ann Sather's catering business and dinner service took a large hit because Tunney had to give up Ann Sather's liquor license when he was elected alderman. With the sale of Ann Sather's current location at 929 W. Belmont for $2.2 million, Tunney makes money, brings more economic development to his ward, and still gets to keep Ann Sather in business.