One of Chicago's most popular vegetarian restaurants is set to expand into a second location in the city's Logan Square neighborhood this fall.
The Chicago Diner opened almost 30 years ago and its flagship Lakeview diner, located at 3411 N. Halsted, has long been a favorite of local foodies, including more than a few carnivores. According to Chicagoist, this fall it will open a second location at the site of the recently closed Logan Square Kitchen at 2333 N. Milwaukee.
The news came via the Logan Square Kitchen's Facebook page, which posted on July 4 that the building's keys were "now in the hands of good folks from The Chicago Diner."
The Logan Square Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen business, closed last month on the heels of a feud with the city over inspections, licensing and other issues that was ongoing since it opened in 2009.
Zina Murray, the Logan Square Kitchen's owner, previously commented that hers was "an innovative, bold idea that never had its chance. … It's a sad time when our government kills the very things that can heal our City."
The Chicago Diner is well known for their tantalizing vegan milk shakes and both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly takes on classic comfort foods.
Note: The Chicago Tribune first broke news of the Diner leasing the former site of the Logan Square Kitchen.
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