You Can Now Nosh on Sushi Before Your Flight at Chicago's Midway Airport
If you're flying out of Midway over the next week or so, the airport could look very different when you get back in town.
Most existing restaurants, bars and cafes at Midway Airport will close over a nine-day period starting Friday and be replaced with new venues as part of a $75 million renovation of the airport's concession area.
The overhaul is part of the larger Midway Modernization program, announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Vendors had to get approval from a new concession operator to remain at the airport, and at least some aren't going willingly.
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Several notable restaurants will no longer have a presence at Midway, including McDonald's, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Harry Caray's. In total, 21 of the current food and beverage locations at Midway will close completely. Only four existing eateries will remain: Reilly's Daughter Pub, Gold Coast Dogs, Pegasus and Nuts on Clark.
The 19 new restaurants slated to open at Midway will collectively usher in more upscale food service. Among the new eateries slated to open at Midway are True Burger, Windy City Tap, Pizza Vino, Tabo Sushi and Home Run Inn.