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Another downtown restaurant closes

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The brown paper has gone up, marking the closing of another downtown Evanston restaurant.

Thai Sookdee at 1016 Church St. closed over the holiday weekend.

A sign posted in the restaurant window says the business had been in Evanston for more than 25 years, and said the owners are still operating their original location, the Thai Room Restaurant, at 4022 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.

With the closure last summer of 27 Live and the Kefi Greek Tavern next door at 1012-1014 Church St., the new vacancy leaves a big gap on that block of Church Street — although there’s new life in the alley behind Thai Sookdee, where Amy Morton opened her second Evanston dining spot, The Barn, this fall.

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