“The Chinese restaurant at 5356 N. Sheridan Road will close Dec. 12, management announced in a letter posted to the business’s front door.
“Wing Hoe’s closure is not caused by the pandemic. The restaurant’s lease is expiring, and the mansion it occupies is slated to be redeveloped into residences.
“Wing Hoe opened in 1971, operating out of an Edgewater mansion built in 1913. The closure signals the end for a local institution as well as the likely demolition of the 107-year-old mansion.
“Late last year, MCZ Development received approval to build a 50-unit building on the restaurant site. The four-story building would include 21 parking spaces, with five units being earmarked as affordable.” (Ward, Block Club Chicago, 12/1/20)
Wing Hoe Restaurant To Close After 49 Years In Edgewater, Making Way For Development; The Sheridan Road restaurant will close Dec. 12, and the mansion it inhabits is to be redeveloped into apartments, Joe Ward, Block Club Chicago, 12/1/20.