Downtown Evanston has lost a music venue and a Greek dining spot.
However, he still operates the popular neighborhood eatery, Old Neighborhood Grill, at 2902 Central St., which preceded 27 Live.
Meanwhile, out at the Main Street Commons shopping center, Brue Coffee at 2438 Main St. will serve its last latte on Friday.
Manager Dan Tobin says the independent shop, which replaced a Starbucks at the location about a year ago, is closing because it just didn’t make its business targets.
Customer Keriann Uesugi says Brue’s “food and service have been excellent, and it is a shame people weren’t coming in.” She says she’s going to miss having the cafe as a walkable destination in the neighborhood.
Back downtown, John Nikolaou has applied to take over the take-out restaurant space at 1009 Davis St. that that’s been vacant since Asia Express closed.
He’s planning to switch the cuisine to Greek street food and call the restaurant Yeero Revolution. No word yet on an opening date, and his plan to take over the existing special use permit still requires approval by city staff.