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Sneak A Peek Inside The New Chicago Diner

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 21, 2012 6:40PM

2012_11_21_ChicagoDiner.jpg It was a bittersweet day when Logan Square Kitchen closed. After so much struggle and hard work, it was a darn shame to see them finally close up shop. But there was a silver lining; another beloved local business would take their place. The Chicago Diner announced they were coming to Logan Square earlier in the year, and the new space is just about ready to open.

They posted a series of pictures and some information about the interior on their website and in their email newsletter late last week. The space looks great, and features a whole variety of local artists. The one we're most excited about? Justin Van Genderen, who created a series of Star Wars posters we covet, has made a custom Chicago poster just for them. The menu will be the same as at the original location, but they will have an expanded selection of local spirits and beers.

This version of the diner will be "more environmentally friendly." The building is LEED certified and the new fixtures are made from reclaimed wood. This wood was taken from the neighborhood, Chicago schools and midwestern barns, and the bartop looks absolutely beautiful.

Check out the entire post and all the photos. No word on opening date yet, but it's gonna be soon.

"This is an exciting time for veggie dining in Chicago. The culinary team is learning their way around the sparkling new kitchen, new deliveries arrive everyday, the anticipation from eager customers is palpable. We look forward to meeting our new neighbors & getting acquainted with this diverse & vibrant part of the city. Hello Logan Square! The veggie diner has…almost…arrived."

The Chicago Diner is located at 2333 N. Milwaukee.