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Restaurant Tue May 10 2011
Everyblock was aflutter recently with speculation that Viennese cafe and patisserie chain Julius Meinl was closing up shop in the city, and with good reason: its Lincoln Square location is on the real estate rental market. A Meinl representative assured me that they are in the process of finding new locations in the city--possibly the Loop or Hyde Park--and the owners are also considering opening locations in the suburbs (Naperville and Highland Park are on the short list).
The Lincoln Square location stays open for now, despite the Craigslist notice, which is reportedly due to a political brouhaha between the building's landlord--who is also a shareholder in the restaurant--and fellow investors. The other locations (on Irving Park and Addison) will also remain open.