Now closed: Public House

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November 22, 2012 by Sarah M

NORTH LOOP — The Public House has closed its doors for the last time.

The upscale gastropub at 700 Washington Ave. N. opened in August of 2011 and closed in early October. A message on the restaurant’s answering machine said that The Public House was closed for remodeling and would reopen in November with a new name and under new management, but that to no longer seems be the case.

Here’s a recent post from its Facebook page: “As many have speculated, The Public House has closed its doors and will no longer be open. We appreciate all the support from our customers, many of whom we’re so fortunate to call friends. Have a safe and happy holiday season — you’ll be in our hearts forever.”

The 700 Washington Avenue location has seen a host of restaurants open and close in recent years. Before The Public House closing, it was the short-lived home of the Washington Avenue Cafe and Java J’s.

The Public House was known for its extensive selection of microbrews. It is not known if there are any future plans for the Washington Avenue location.

— Ben Johnson


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