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The Biograph Diner Replaces Clarke's Bar and Grill in Lincoln Park

By Mina Bloom | November 18, 2015 11:18am
 Clarke's in Lincoln Park, 2445 N. Lincoln Ave.
Clarke's in Lincoln Park, 2445 N. Lincoln Ave.
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LINCOLN PARK — Similar to what happened in Lakeview, the temporary closure of Clarke's Bar and Grill in Lincoln Park has become permanent, making way for a new restaurant concept.

Clarke's Bar and Grill, which has called 2441 N. Lincoln Ave. home since 1985, has been replaced with The Biograph Diner, a 1960s-themed "continuation" of Clarke's, according to its website. The news was first reported by the blog Eater.

An employee at The Biograph Diner said the new restaurant officially opened yesterday.

The diner is named after its next door neighbor, The Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., a historically significant landmark known as the site where bank robber John Dillinger was shot by the FBI in 1934.

Expect all of the Americana dishes you'd typically find on a diner menu, including omelets, burgers and sandwiches, to name a few.

For months, Clarke's Diner, 930 W. Belmont Ave., in Lakeview was temporarily closed, purportedly for a new paint job. But the longtime restaurant ended up closing for good, and reopening as The Belmont Cafe.

As of September, Clarke's locations in Hyde Park and Evanston were still open.

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