Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire has kicked off the new year by closing its doors.
Its marquee, which typically promotes upcoming band performances, simply reads “Closed.” Its doors display messages declaring, “Closed. Happy New Year.”
The longtime restaurant and band venue on Milwaukee Avenue hosted a New Year’s Eve bash. A promotion of that event was the last Tweet sent out by the business. Its Facebook page has been deactivated.
A link to Cubby Bear North on the Chicago Cubby Bear websiteredirects visitors back to the Chicago page.
No one answered the phone Friday afternoon at the Lincolnshire location, where the number remains in service. An employee reached at Cubby Bear’s Chicago location said the Lincolnshire restaurant closed Dec. 31 and “as far as I know” it is not reopening.
She directed further inquiries to Cubby Bear’s real estate management company, which could not immediately provide information.