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Division Street Dining Renaissance

Division Street Dining Renaissance


The Division Street Dining Renaissance  (Scone City)

The Division Street Dining Renaissance
(Scone City)

Wicker Park’s Division Street hub has come a long way from sports bar cess pool to become a full-fledged dining and drinking destination.


Like the trajectory of Britney Spears’ career, the Division Street corridor in Wicker Park has seen its fair share of ups and downs. From its hyper-popular heyday as a restaurant Mecca home to unique chef-driven concepts to the crash that flooded the area with more sports bars than need ever exist, the area has been treading water in restaurant purgatory for a while. Now, much like Ms. Spears, the stretch of street is poised for a comeback. It’s been a long time coming, as more and more solid concepts have sprouted up in recent years, from inspired Southern homage that is Carriage House to eclectic vegetarian haven MANA food bar, but with the recent influx of new and exciting spots popping up, Division is looking better and …….……CONTINUE: