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Downtown breakfast spot is toast

The empty storefront where Eggsperience used to be.

Eggsperience, a downtown Evanston breakfast and lunch restaurant, has closed after less than a year in business.

Chairs and tables have been removed from the business at 812 Church St., and the sign on the front door now only says “Express” instead of “Eggsperience Express.”

Eggsperience is a Chicago-area chain with six other locations. The Evanston site’s page has been removed from the company website.

It’s unclear if the closing is due to a loss of business resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, or some other reason. Voicemail and email messages to the company were not returned.

The Evanston restaurant was on the same block as the more established Le Peep breakfast site.

Eggsperience had filled a previous restaurant vacancy. A quick-serve pizza chain restaurant called 800 Degrees lasted about nine months in the Sherman Plaza storefront in 2015 and 2016.

Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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