Last Chance to Dine at River North Ed Debevic’s as Restaurant Makes Way for High-Rise

Ed Debevic's
Ed Debevic's

Sunday is the last chance for customers to dine at Ed Debevic's, a River North restaurant famous for its snarky staff.

The restaurant is closing up shop and searching for a new space to make way for a brand new high-rise residential building. What's now a retro-themed diner at 640 N. Wells St. will soon be either condos or apartments.

As plans for the new high-rise get underway, Ed Debevic's continues its search for a new location in River North to serve their 1950s-style burgers, fries and shakes with a side of trademark sassy comments, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Ed Debevic's has occupied the spot on the corner of Wells and Erie Streets since 1984, and it is the latest restaurant to give out to developers who eye single-story buyouts as the area's real estate values continue to skyrocket.

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