Wings over Evanston, the chicken carryout restaurant with an aeronautical theme, has closed and is expected to soon be replaced by a Pizza Hut.

The Wings Over chain no longer lists any Chicago-area locations, and the phone for the Evanston restaurant, which was approved for a special use permit in 2010, has been disconnected.

Wings over Evanston had received distinctly mixed reviews, but kept late-night hours that apparently made it a favorite among some Northwestern students.

Pizza Hut has filed a request with city officials to take over the space at 1115 Emerson St., and Evanston Community Development Director Mark Muenzer told the Daily Northwestern this week that because it’s a similar use, the transfer of the special use permit is likely to be routine.

The closest existing Pizza Hut location is at 951 Howard St. in Evanston.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I gave them a try about a

    I gave them a try about a half-a-dozen times and I founds their wings near the bottom. They were often not  fully cooked.

    Surprised they lasted as long as they did.

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