• Café Selmarie Closing Soon, But Will Be Open Through At Least Mid-February

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / January 31, 2024

    LINCOLN SQUARE —  Café Selmarie’s owner still plans to close the restaurant this year, but the beloved establishment will remain open until at least the middle of February, she said. 

    Last fall, Café Selmarie owner Birgit Kobayashi announced she plans to retire and close the popular restaurant in Giddings Plaza at 4729 N. Lincoln Ave. in early 2024 to begin a “new chapter” in her life. 

    Kobayashi made her announcement around the 40-year anniversary of the business she and late co-founder Jeanne Uzdawinis began when they were both 29. 

    Devoted local fans have wondered when the café’s final day in business will be. Now, in a recent update to the restaurant’s website, Kobayashi said that she plans to keep Selmarie open for a few more weeks. Read more HERE



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