Grand Lux Cafe announces closure, will leave Magnificent Mile next month

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Grand Lux Cafe announces closure, leaving Magnificent Mile
An iconic restaurant on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, the Grand Lux Cafe, has announced it will be closing its Magnificent Mile location next month.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The iconic Grand Lux Cafe on Michigan Avenue plans to shut its doors next month.

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The restaurant will operate for its last day on Christmas Eve, the business announced Thursday.

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The restaurant issued a statement about the closure.

After 21 years, our Grand Lux Cafe in Chicago is closing. Our last day of service will be December 24, 2023. We are working with our staff to help them transition to other opportunities in one of our nearby concepts. We have enjoyed being a part of the downtown Chicago community and hope that our guests will continue to dine with us at our other restaurants in the area.

The closure comes amid an exodus of long-time businesses leaving Chicago's Downtown area and adds to the 30% vacancy rate along the dwindling Magnificent Mile.

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