Diner restaurant

Ed Debevic’s plans to reopen popular restaurant Diner in Streeterville

The owners of the closed kitsch 1950s style dinner Ed debevic plan to sing and dance again in the heart of Chicago with a new location in Streeterville. The owners applied for a liquor license late last month for the first floor of 159 E. Ohio Street, less than a block from Michigan Avenue.

Plans for a new restaurant there made headlines in 2017, more than two years after a development moved the original location of the 31-year-old River North. Representatives did not respond to a request for additional information.

Originally designed by Rich Melman, co-founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Ed Debevic made his Chicago debut in 1984, and the retro restaurant with a snark edge has spread to other cities, including New York City. , Las Vegas and Los Angeles. LEYE then sold the channel. Fans may remember placards bearing phrases with helpful prompts such as “Tip is not a city in China” and “Eat and Go”, as well as glittery vinyl booths and the “itsy-bitsy”The smallest sundae in the world. “A location in downtown Milwaukee, the last remaining location outside of Illinois, closed in 2001.

It’s not yet clear when the new Ed Debevic will launch, so stay tuned for more.