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After Closing In Late December, The Growling Rabbit Owner Looks For Buyer

After one of the Edgewater’s most talked about new restaurants opened in January of 2017, the Growling Rabbit sadly ceased operation this past December. Now the owners are looking for a new owner to take over the space.

The Growling Rabbit, 5938-40 N. Broadway, moved to Edgewater after a five year stint in Rogers Park. The restaurant’s owner Laura Soncrant brought the brand’s innovative food selection to a new space that was significantly bigger with two dining rooms, two bars and a much larger kitchen.

According to a Facebook post by Soncrant, their were several factors in both her personal and business life that led to the closing. Soncrant added that she had “zero control over anything happening,” but was happy about making a positive impact among her customers.

She did write that there was a lot of “behind-the-scenes drama” over the last several months and mentioned that the restaurant industry is difficult with wages, taxes, trends and cash flow.

In hopes of carrying on the mission of the restaurant that made many loyal patrons return on a daily basis, she is now looking for a buyer for the Growling Rabbit. Soncrant feels the business could be a good fit for a new owner including “A favorable lease, amazing neighborhood full of resources like the best Alderman in Chicago and Chamber a business needs to thrive, and the most wonderful customer base.”

After receiving many accolades over the years, we hope the Growling Rabbit can continue under new ownership.


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