Brasserie 54 to Close in Chicago

The French restaurant will close, and other restaurant news in Chicago

The restaurant closed for vacation last month, but will not reopen.

LM Restaurant Group announced they would be closing French restaurant Brasserie 54, Chicagoist is reporting.

The spot occupies the space that formerly held Premise, and opened last August when Chicago experienced a wave of French bistro openings.

According to Eater, the brasserie closed for vacation earlier in August, but will remain closed due to a conflict with owner of The Drum and Monkey, Tim Casey, who has been trying to open a craft cocktail bar in that space for many years.

The cocktail bar, The Brixton, is slated to open in that space in September.

Chicagoist also reports that Mike Sheerin, one half of the brother duo that owns Trenchermen, is leaving the restaurant for “personal reasons” and will do consulting for Parson’s Chicken and Fish.

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