Wicker Park Is Getting A 'Saved By The Bell'-Themed Pop-up Bar And Diner
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 9, 2016 4:13PM
'A 'Saved By The Bell' parody pop-up is coming to Wicker Park
Saved By The Max, described as a "parody pop up diner/bar" devoted to the theme of the Saved By The Bell television show, is coming to an as-yet undisclosed location in Wicker Park on June 1.
The pop-up appears to be in no way connected to NBC or the production company Rysher Entertainment, which originally produced the program. We'd be willing to hedge our bets that won't keep Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) from showing up at some point since he seems drawn to any shred of nostalgia connected to his long run as the principal of the fictional Bayside High School.
Saved By The Max will be modeled after The Max Diner, the hangout of choice for teens Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, A.C. Slater, Jessie Spano, Lisa Turtle and Screech Powers. It will feature food named after the characters, including AC Sliders and Preppy BLTs along with cocktails based around the shows themes.
One thing that might draw deeper customer involvement is the promise of a daily costume contest with a $100 prize going to the best costume based on Saved By The Bell.