August 3, 2010 (CHICAGO) --A West Side restaurant that played a role in the Civil Rights Movement has gone out of business. The closing of Edna's comes a month after the restaurant's namesake, Edna Stewart, passed away.
For 44 years, Edna's served up soul-food dishes. Martin Luther King Jr. and others involved in the Civil Rights Movement ate there.
Edna's family told the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times that expenses forced them to close.