The British sandwich shop chain with the faux French name, Pret a Manger, has bid adieu to Evanston.
Brown paper covered the shop windows at 1701 Sherman Ave. this afternoon and a sign in the window said, "We're sorry to be leaving."
The closure came barely more than three years after the outlet opened to some fanfare.
With the Pret signage removed, the storefront showed evidence of its former uses as a Clear wireless outlet and a Barnes & Noble store.
Pret a Manger's website indicated the company still has eight Chicago-area shops, all in the Loop.