The iconic Chicago eatery will close at the end of the year.
Lawry’s The Prime rib on Ontario street in Mag Mile will shudder its doors on December 31 of this years after 46 years of business. [Featured image via Lawry’s The Prime Rib Facebook]
The City of Chicago will lose another one of its historic restaurants this year as Lawry’s The Prime Rib has announced its intention to shut down on December 31.
“We’ve done everything we can to hold on, but as things continue to — I don’t want to say drag on, but as the pandemic and closures get longer, we’re playing the long game here,” CEO of Lawry’s Inc., Ryan Wilson told the Sun-Times. “[We] decided we need to hit pause for our time right now in Chicago and our time at 100 E. Ontario.”
According to the Sun Times, the cause of their closure is due to a number of factors including the “pandemic, civil unrest and an expiring lease.”
SideDoor, the gastropub opposite to Lawry’s The Prime Rib steakhouse, will also close at the end of the year.
Wilson said that he hopes this announcement will encourage many fans of the restaurant to visit in the months leading up to its closure. Additionally, he hopes that it will give its employees ample time to find work.