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Hotspot Parson’s Chicken & Fish To Open In Andersonville’s Old Stone Fox Space

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The Logan Square hotspot restaurant Parson’s Chicken & Fish, which is best known for their festive outdoor patio space and endless summertime crowds, will be coming to Andersonville. They hope took break the curse of 5721 N Clark which has shuttered several restaurants in recent years including Arkadash Cafe, Kingfisher, the Pork Shoppe and Stone Fox (which only lasted nine months).

The group behind Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Land and Sea Dept., has a reputation built mainly by its popular Logan Square establishments including Longman & Eagle, Lost Lake, and Lonesome Rose. When the first Parson’s restaurant opened several years back it was an instant success.

With about 90% of the Logan Square location being an outdoor patio, Parson’s defied the odds by packing in the hipster masses with the allure of fried chicken, peel and eat shrimp, and an assortment of summertime spirits such as negroni slushies and their own brand of Parson’s beer.

In late 2018 they took over a gritty auto parts store with ideal space for another hoppin’ patio at 2435-39 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park. Then in 2019 they opened a Nashville location.

Stone Fox, the previous tenant at 5721 N Clark, gutted most of the property including a vast patio area. That outdoor space coupled with the cool vibe of Andersonville allured Parson’s management to bring their next restaurant to the neighborhood.

There has been no official announcement of an exact opening date but be sure to see their iconic red and white striped umbrellas and old school picnic benches before the 2021 summer season.

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