Chicago-area restaurants closed permanently due to coronavirus pandemic economic woes

The statewide shutdown of restaurants and bars for on-premise service took effect March 16. Since then, several restaurants and bars have reopened for dining and drinking, as Chicago and the state have rolled out gradual reopening plans. But not all of them have made it.

As the pandemic continues toward the five-month mark, we’ve put together a list of bars and restaurants that have been forced to close due to the financial strain of COVID-19 regulations. Note that these closures are strictly finance-related and are not due to illness among any of the business’ staff.

We will update the list