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Old Posted Sep 22, 2020, 6:27 PM
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I have never been there but its sad to lose such an long running restaurant.

Lawry’s to Close Historic Downtown Chicago Steakhouse After 46 Years
Lawry’s The Prime Rib will close at the end of the year

by Naomi Waxman Sep 21, 2020, 12:16pm CDT

Lawry’s the Prime Rib will permanently close at the end of 2020 after nearly half a century of serving downtown diners on Ontario Street. Lawry’s Inc CEO Ryan Wilson told the Tribune that the closure is a result of a lease expiration, the pandemic, and recent protests and vandalism downtown. The steakhouse’s neighboring gastropub, SideDoor, will also shutter. More than 100 employees were reportedly informed on Saturday.


This one too

Grand Chicago Hotel in Foreclosure, a Symbol of Covid-19’s Toll on Hospitality Industry

Thor Equities, owner of the Palmer House Hilton, is in default on its $333.2 million first mortgage, court papers say

By Peter Grant
Sept. 22, 2020 5:30 am ET

The Palmer House Hilton has been one of Chicago’s grandest hotels for more than a century. Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde were guests. Frank Sinatra serenaded diners at its supper club. Over the past 15 years, the owner spent $173 million to overhaul the hotel, modernizing most of the 1,641 rooms.

But today, the property faces a bank foreclosure and has become one of the most potent symbols of the troubled hospitality industry during Covid-19.

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