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Parson's Chicken & Fish Wants To Expand To Lincoln Park

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jul 28, 2017 7:00PM

Chicken sandwish and negroni slush at Parson's. Photo via Facebook.

Our friends in the northeast part of the city could soon see a big new food addition. Parson's Chicken & Fish—well-known at its original Logan Square location for fried chicken, oysters, some of the best frozen cocktails in Chicago and a sprawling, summer-friendly patio—has eyes on a second Chicago location, in Lincoln Park.

Land & Sea Dept., which operates Parson's, is looking at the property at 2435 - 2430 N. Halsted St, which formerly housed Lemay Auto Parts. A community meeting to discuss a proposed zoning change for the property is scheduled for Monday, July 31, Ald. Michelle Smith (43rd Ward) told ward residents via email. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Children's Memorial Research Center (2430 N. Halsted Street).

A representative for Land & Sea Dept. confirmed to Chicagoist that the group is pursuing the Lincoln Park location, with hopes of opening sometime next year. A statement didn't address if there are plans for a patio, but it did note that the menu would offer the same items as Logan Square location:

"Land and Sea Dept. is interested in opening a Parson’s Chicken and Fish location in Lincoln Park — specifically, at 2435 N Halsted Street. If approved, this project would open in 2018. This second Chicago location of Parson’s would serve all the favorites from the Logan Square location; Chef Hunter Moore’s menu of fried, grilled, and hot chicken, hush puppies, fritters, and more, plus bar manager Charlie Schott’s slushies, cocktails, and beers."


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