Ravenswood Station Closing As Owner Says Bar Couldn’t Overcome Financial Hole From COVID
by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / August 12, 2022
The last day for the longtime neighborhood near the Damen Brown Line station will be Aug. 21.
RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood Station Bar & Grill is on the market — and the longtime neighborhood watering hole will close for good this month.
Neighbors walking by the business at 4709 N. Damen Ave. this week can see two signs posted to the the window: a farewell sign and a “for sale” post.
The farewell from owner Giuseppe Salemme thanks his longtime customers for their support and announces Aug. 21 is the final day of business. The sale sign says the restaurant and bar are a “turn-key operation” for a prospective buyer.
“We’ve been struggling. After COVID, it’s been so tough to do any kind of business,” Salemme said.
Salemme plans to host an informal gathering for regulars and neighbors to say farewell on the final weekend. Read more HERE