Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Last Call for the West Loop's Sushi Wabi
While the West Loop's Randolph Street strip is gearing up for a busy summer with the arrivals of Belly Q, G.E.B., RM Champagne Salon and a couple other restaurants, there will be one spot sorely missed: Sushi Wabi.
312DD just got a tip that the stylish sushi spot will have its final service on April 21.
A call to the restaurant resulted in this answer: "Sushi Wabi is definitely closing, and it will cease to exist." No reason for its closing was given, but I was given a heads up on this story last summer. They held on as long as they could.
That's too damn bad.
UPDATE: Another Ultimate Insider close to the story had this to say: "(Sushi Wabi co-owner) Susan Traina Thompson rented a place across from the old Marche about 8 months ago... . She's not having any partners (in the new venture)."
ANOTHER UPDATE: Angela Lee, another partner, tells 312DD: "Wabi is not officially closing the 21st, that information is not accurate. We are indeed losing our lease, but the date for last day of service is up in the air. Additionally, Susan and I together have signed a lease across the street, but have not disclosed the concept at this time."
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Holy Crap. Another partner weighs in with Eater Chicago and it is definitely closing on April 21. Shit is getting real.