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Income Tax Wine Bar Will Not Reopen Once Dining Ban Is Lifted

Photo: Income Tax FB

Income Tax Wine Bar at 5959 N Broadway has been a celebrated restaurant in Edgewater since their anticipated opening almost four years ago. In a post on their Facebook page yesterday however, the restaurant/bar announced that they would not be reopening their doors once the dining ban is lifted.

The struggle for small business to navigate the highs and lows of the US economy is already tough. But the monumental financial downturn brought on by the COVID-19 virus will mean the end of the road for many local shops that we have come to love. Though Income Tax management did not specify that the dining ban was to blame, it is abundantly clear that that the measure has hit the hospitality industry with an unprecedented force.

“It’s not easy to say, but it is time for Income Tax to close,” the Income Tax Facebook post read. “We will not reopen after the shutdown ends. It’s been an honor to serve diners and drinkers in Edgewater and Chicago as a proud member of one of the best restaurant communities in the world.”

It is unclear how many businesses will eventually be overtaken by the economic waters that have swept through the nation.  Many owners are fearful that the waves will continue to bring down many shops in the community.

Though Income Tax had a loyal following of fans in Edgewater and beyond, that dedication could not keep them in operation during these uncertain times. The regular faces and friendly employees that interacted in the restaurant’s bustling space will be missed.

“To our customers: thank you for supporting us,” the post continued. “To those who were a member of our team: you’re the best, and deserve a fat shout-out for making Income Tax a place celebrated for service and quality.”

With a community-focused attitude, Income Tax helped to lead the charge to redefine the North end of Broadway by bringing the neighborhood an assortment of fresh restaurants that have received rave reviews from both diners and critics. To the businesses and organizations they partnered with through the years, they wished them great luck and godspeed.

Income Tax will continue to operate a virtual Sommelier service offering both wine and booze. Call or email them for information.

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