"Is Aville Bongo a Go-Go?"
Then we heard from a reader this weekend: "I was at the Bongo Room in Wicker Park and all their placemats are advertising an Uptown location opening this year at 5022 N Clark. Just wanted to let your readers know."
We went to look at the location (at Winnemac and Clark, across from T's, and between Bedding Experts and a liquor/ convenience store), and the wooden boards that used to be on the windows are down, and brown paper is up instead. Always a good sign of activity within.
And just in case that wasn't enough, a real estate ad on LoopNet reads: "BONGO ROOM is moving next door!! Bongo Room is opening next month!"
We really hope to welcome Bongo Room to the neighborhood very soon and look forward to enjoying some French toast on Opening Day.
Update: We've heard from Bongo Room, who don't want to say too much until everything is closer to being ready to go. As they said in their email: "Fingers Crossed!" Eater Chicago says a call to the Wicker Park store confirmed a March opening.