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Cubby Bear North Closes Its Doors

Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire has closed its restaurant and band venue on Milwaukee Avenue.

Cubby Bear North's marquee announces its closure.
Cubby Bear North's marquee announces its closure.

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 website redirects 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.

Gary January 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Let's say the closing was 80% due to normal competitive forces, and 20% due to the bad economy. Let's go further and say that Vicky refuses to acknowledge the 80% and only focuses on the 20%. Wouldn't the country be a better place if Vicky succeeded in fixing 20% of the problem even though it wouldn't have saved the Cubby Bear? Vicky's focused on the part of the problem we can fix, and you are focused on shutting her down. Which one of you is actually ruining this country?
LJ Gibbs January 13, 2014 at 02:19 PM
No one is trying to shut anyone down, Gary. You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.
Gary January 13, 2014 at 02:59 PM
"Most of us ignore the usual suspects who frequently post their illogical, meaningless diatribes riddled with name calling and online bullying that clearly show their level of intelligence. " --Gibbs "It's closed minded people like you that are ruining this country." --Gigi I interpret those comments as insults and a clear attempt to suppress Vicky's views through online bullying. Why don't you try rational persuasion instead of condescension?
Gary January 13, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Let me show you how this is done. To win this debate all either of you have to do is copy and paste this into your own post: " Vicky, I don't know what economy you're talking about, but since Obama took office the economy has been booming. Unemployment is 5 percent, more people are working than ever before, real wages are up across the board, and the country is more competitive internationally. ObamaCare has lowered health care costs by $2,500 per family per year and everyone was able to keep their plans and doctors just as promised. We closed Guantanamo, pulled out of all those wars of choice, the Muslim threat has backed off and we are universally loved and respected around the world just as predicted. Patriot Act has been repealed and the government is no longer violating our privacy without due process on a daily basis. We have the most transparent and ethical administration in living memory. Everything is looking up and getting better. Happy days are truly here again, and I hope you can find a way to make it work for you Vicky."
Vicky Kujawa January 13, 2014 at 03:33 PM
The sad facts about the economy scream for themselves. Thanks for the laugh, Gary!

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