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The Lyfe Kitchen restaurant in the rotunda of the 1603 Orrington office tower in Evanston is closing today after a three-year run.

Emily Paulsen, marketing director for L3 Hospitality Group, says the company plans to reconcept the space and reopen it in the fall with a brand new, original restaurant concept, not linked to the Lyfe Kitchen brand.

No word yet on what that new concept will involve.

The rotunda space, which when the tower first opened in 1969 was the retail location for Evanston-based State National Bank, had been vacant for several years after Chase Bank moved its branch into the base of the tower itself.

Plans for the California-based Lyfe Kitchen health food concept were announced in late 2013, and the restaurant opened to considerable fanfare in May 2014

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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