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After 107 years of operation, The Berghoff – a legendary restaurant and bar on West Adams Street – will close on February 28. While the location will be occupied by a family member who will run a catering business, the private label beer sold there will still be made and marketed by the Joseph Huber Brewery.
KC's View:
Ever since we started going to the FMI Show in Chicago some two decades ago, one of our favorite and regular stops was at The Berghoff for a quick Dortmunder-style beer and a hand-carved sandwich. Certainly it was always a somewhat anachronistic experience – almost as much so as going to McSorley’s in New York – but it always has been a nice touchstone.

Sure, its time may have come and gone. But it is just a little sad when such institutions vanish into memory.