• Café Selmarie Closing After 4 Decades In Lincoln Square

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / September 13, 2023
    The owner plans to retire and close the restaurant early next year. The Café Selmarie name and recipes will not be sold.
    LINCOLN SQUARE — Café Selmarie is closing after four decades in Lincoln Square.

    Owner Birgit Kobayashi announced Wednesday she plans to retire and is closing the restaurant, 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., in early 2024.

    Kobayashi said in a statement she is “ready for that new chapter in our lives.”

    “After cooking and baking for decades, it is time to sit down. I want to travel with my husband and have time to indulge in other interests,” Kobayashi said. “We have met so many wonderful people over the years and celebrated birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations with them. We witnessed this sleepy North Side enclave blossom into the vibrant, lovely Lincoln Square neighborhood at our front door. We are forever thankful to our customers for their support through all these years.” Read more HERE




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