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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club Moves Down The Street To Big Hill After Fire Damages Restaurant

The Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club menu will be served at Big Hill, which has the same owner, until further notice.

A fire at Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club forced the popular spot to temporarily move.
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NORTH PARK — A fire at the beloved Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club has forced the eatery to move temporarily into a restaurant nearby.

The bakery at Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club, 3348 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., caught fire on Jan. 7, according a Facebook post from the restaurant. As owners try to repair the space, they’ve moved into Big Hill at 3307 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. – a dinner spot also owned by Bryn Mawr’s chef Manny Mejia.

Mejia was not immediately available for comment.

Until the restaurant is repaired, the Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club menu will be served at Big Hill from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Big Hill will open at 4 p.m. for regular dinner service.

One bonus? Big Hill has a liquor license, so breakfast diners can temporarily snag a bloody mary or mimosa with their meal, according to the restaurant’s social media accounts.

This isn’t the first time Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club moved.

Shortly after opening in 2014 at the corner of Bryn Mawr and Kimball, Mejia learned his new restaurant was inside a property set to be acquired via eminent domain by neighboring Northeastern Illinois University. 

After a two-year fight, NEIU won and Mejia relocated to 3348 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., which caught fire last week.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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