Lawry's The Prime Rib restaurant on Chicago's Mag Mile closing at end of year

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Iconic Chicago restaurant Lawry's The Prime Rib, says it is closing December 31 after 46 years in business on Ontario street, in the Mag Mile.

The restaurant reopened in June, after closing for nearly three months because of the pandemic

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"It was an extremely difficult decision to close Lawry's The Prime Rib in Chicago, a stalwart location for our brand since 1974," says Ryan Wilson, CEO for Lawry's, Inc. "It will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will never forget the memories made in the McCormick Mansion. We welcome our beloved Chicago community to the restaurant throughout the next few months to celebrate the last 46 years and enjoy the best prime rib in the city before we close and reassess what our presence looks like in the ever-evolving Chicago food scene."

The upcoming closure is another restaurant lost amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Restaurant Association estimates a quarter of all restaurants will close as a result of this pandemic.

Redmond's Ale House in Lakeview, Ronny's Steakhouse and the Wells Street Market are among the closures.

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