LINCOLN PARK — After only about a year and four months of business, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is closing its only Chicago outpost in Lincoln Park, a manager confirmed Wednesday morning.
Wednesday is the last day for the famed New York-based BBQ joint, 923 W. Weed St., the manager said. The doors will close permanently at 10 p.m.
Neither the manager nor a company spokeswoman gave a reason for the closure, issuing the following statement from CEO Rene de la Garrigue and founder/pitmaster John Stage:
“We want to thank everyone who has joined us at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Chicago over the past year. While we will be closing our outpost in Chicago this July, our team remains fully committed to serving our bar-b-que to all our loyal fans at our other nine locations throughout the Northeast.”
Founded in 1983, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has become a staple in Syracuse, N.Y.
The company has since expanded to a number of East Coast cities, including Buffalo, New York City and Newark. At the time it was built, the Chicago location was the ninth for the company.
The food blog Eater was first to report the closure.
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