Renovation permits have been issued for a one-story restaurant building located at 2622 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park‘s Park West district. The listed occupying owner, Lakeview Series LLC, plans to add a new one-story addition to the existing structure, while replacing the back parking lot with an outdoor patio.
The masonry venue is currently occupied by a hot dog restaurant known as The Weiner’s Circle, which has been in service since 1983. A March article by Eater Chicago mentioned that the ownership has also applied for a liquor license with the intention of adding a new bar. The permit did not mention the inclusion of a bar, and it is unclear if the bar would occupy the added floor, the first floor, or the patio.
Jonathan Splitt Architects is responsible for the updates. Neither drawings nor renderings have been made available of the renovations, though multiple masonry contractors listed in the permit suggest that the one-story addition will also be brick.
The centrally located eatery lies amidst an array of other bars and restaurants, as well as various transportation thoroughfares. Immediate bus transit can be found for Routes 22 and 36, situated just several paces to the northwest at Clark & Drummond. Other bus lines within a roughly five-minute walk include Route 76 to the north, Routes 134, 143, 151, and 156 to the east, and Route 8 to the west.
Closest CTA L transit is available for the Brown and Purple Lines, located a 12-minute walk northwest to Diversey station. Both diners and staff will find additional Red Line service at Fullerton station, via a 17-minute walk southwest.
41 North Contractors LLC is the general contractor behind the $600,000 project. As for a completion date, the Eater Chicago article mentioned an anticipated reopening for this coming June.