Chicago Extreme Cold: Logan Square Businesses Opt to Close

By Victoria Johnson on January 6, 2014 7:47am 

 Mike Reyes clears snow on Division Street in Humboldt Park.
Mike Reyes clears snow on Division Street in Humboldt Park.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Those who didn't do their end-of-the-world style grocery shopping Sunday may be out of luck, because even a favorite neighborhood pizza delivery joint is staying out of Monday's deep freeze.

Dante's Pizzeria, 3028 W. Armitage Ave., is among several area businesses that have opted to acknowledge nature's ultimate supremacy and not open on Monday.

"Dante's will be closed tomorrow," the pizzeria's owners posted on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon. "[We] don't think it is necessary to risk the health and safety of [our] employees during a polar vortex. Our apologies for any inconvenience."

As the subzero temperatures loomed, more businesses began to announce closures, including the Chicago Diner (2333 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Parson's Chicken & Fish (2952 W. Armitage Ave.), Bang Bang Pie Shop (2051 N. California Ave.), Reno (2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Play (3109 W. Logan Blvd.) and Uncharted Books (2630 N. Milwaukee Ave.), as well as Feed (2803 W. Chicago Ave.) in Humboldt Park.

"Safety first," popular Logan Square toy store Play posted Sunday night. "We are going to close tomorrow because — not sure if you've heard — but it's supposed to be kinda cold."

An employee at Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, 2307 N. Milwaukee Ave., said Sunday evening that the store planned to open Monday, but it would be best for customers to call ahead.

Management at Friendship Chinese restaurant said Sunday night that it would not make a decision on opening until Monday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 13 degrees below zero for Monday, with wind chills as low as minus 43 degrees.

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