LOGAN SQUARE — More bad news for fans of Yusho.
About three weeks after closing the Hyde Park location, chef/owner Matthias Merges has decided to close the original Logan Square location, too.
The innovative Japanese restaurant at 2852. N. Kedzie Ave. will serve its last customers Saturday, ending a six-year run in the neighborhood.
In a Wednesday Facebook post, Merges said Yusho will live on through pop-up events until he finds a new home for the restaurant.
According to Eater, which was first to report the announcement, the lease on the Logan Square storefront was up. A spokesperson for the restaurant didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening.
But the closures come after a series of shakeups. Yusho Las Vegas closed not long before the Hyde Park location. Merges’ Folkart Restaurant Management is now focusing its efforts on a cocktail bar in Hotel Zachary and Lucky Dorr Patio and Tap in Wrigleyville.
Read Merges' full statement below:
After 6 years, our Yusho lease is coming to a close. We’re very grateful for the wonderful experiences we’ve shared as part of Chicago’s culinary community and plan to sustain the Yusho brand through future pop-up events while searching for a new home. We are deeply proud of Yusho and look forward to continuing its legacy in other forms in the meantime. Our last night is Saturday, July 22nd and we welcome guests to come by, raise a glass and toast our time in Logan Square.