One of my Ultimate Insiders writes in:
"My personal trainer and one of the guys from the gym who grew up with (owner) Gerald Lott stop into Connoisseur (1041 W. Grand Ave., 312-738-3055) periodically. My trainer mentioned there was a recent breakin/the cash register was stolen which is unfortunate for Gerald and the neighborhood."
That explains why the casual champagne and wine bar has been closed the last few weekends I've passed it. I hope they'll be able to make a comeback.