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The Old Ronny's Space In Logan Square Will Serve Up 'Borderlands'-Style Food As Lonesome Rose

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jul 14, 2017 8:00PM

Google Maps / After Ronny's, but before it went blue.

We finally got some info on Friday about what to expect from the restaurant due to take over the old Ronny's space, in the eternally evolving Logan Square neighborhood.

The space at 2101 N. California Ave., which formerly housed the late, lamented concert dive Ronny's, will be known as Lonesome Rose. Operated by restaurateurs Land & Sea Dept. (Lost Lake, the nearby Parsons Chicken & Fish, among many others), it'll feature "a ‘borderlands' concept focusing on the rich cultural histories of the regional states of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States," a spokeswoman told Chicagoist in a statement via email.

Land & Sea Dept. took over the Ronny's property more than four years ago. The revamp since that time has been slow but steady, as seen in a new deep-blue facade and rooftop patio.

The exact opening date isn't firmed, though the spokeswoman told Chicagoist that they expect to open sometime later this year. But you can actually get a preview this weekend at Pitchfork Music Festival. Food from the concept will be available as part of the new Pitchfork +PLUS upsell package, which ranges between $195 to 365. Which definitely feels like some kind of strange closed loop, since Ronny's was where we used to see so many local and national sweaty indie rock performances back in the day. That one Marnie Stern show was a particular standout. As the neighborhood turns...

Hat tip to Eater, who first reported the story.