Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe at Maple Avenue and Church Street shut down its operation suddenly today.

Restaurant sign

Signs posted in the restaurant window said that “due to rising operating costs we are no longer able to offer the quality and price value our customers deserve.”

The restaurant has anchored a corner of the Church Street Plaza complex for nearly seven years.

A sign urged patrons with gift certificates to call 847-8699653 or email giftcertificateinfo@gmail.com for information on receiving refunds.

This evening, with the signs still lit outside the darkened restaurant, patrons heading to the nearby theater complex expressed dismay as the saw the notices indicating the restaurant had closed. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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