Morton's Steakhouse Chicago closes original State Street location, blaming coronavirus restrictions

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The original location of Morton's The Steakhouse is closing its doors in Chicago.

The restaurant first opened its doors on State Street in 1978, and now welcomes guests to more than 66 worldwide locations, according to its website.

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The company said the COVID-19 pandemic and bans on indoor dining are to blame for it shutting its doors on the Near North Side.

Morton's will work to relocate employees.

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