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Restaurant News: West Town Tavern For Sale, Homegrown Cafe Opens

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 20, 2013 4:30PM

Chef Susan Goss. Photo via Facebook.

- The saga of West Town Tavern is officially over. After closing, transforming, closing again, owners Drew and Susan Goss have put the location of the former restaurant up for sale. Eater Chicago first reported on the sale, which includes all the fixtures, equipment and liquor license for around $300,000. If you're looking to open a restaurant, grab this space - we can't imagine it will stay vacant for long.

- When Chef Gilbert Langlois announced he was closing Chalkboard, the venerable Lincoln Square French restaurant, he reassured everyone that he wasn't leaving the neighborhood, just changing things up a bit. Turns out he kept his word, as Homegrown Cafe just opened up in the same space. The new restaurant is only open for breakfast, lunch and brunch, since Langlois wants to spend more time with his family. We're particularly excited to try their take on a full afternoon tea service.

- Another fancy cocktail bar is coming to Logan Square. Analogue, from two long-time Violet Hour veterans, will be opening at 2523 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the fall. Details are still very sketchy, but the atmosphere will be "inspired by the punk rock, queer, dark, dirty, discos and dive bars of 1970s and ‘80s Chicago," which means it will either be awesome or unbearably hipster. There will be a full menu of "New Orleans-by-way-of-Chicago" food and, of course, plenty of interesting drinks. More details as we get them.