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Little Victories, A New Bar And Restaurant In Former Anthem Space On Division Street, Opening Soon

The Wicker Park sports bar is gone, and the new place will now be "more in in-line with the neighborhood evolution over the past 10 years," an owner said this week.

The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St., closed this year. Its replacement, Little Victories, will open later this summer.
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WICKER PARK — Division Street sports bar The Anthem is gone for good, owners say. But a new restaurant and bar will open in its place soon.

On Friday, The Anthem’s red and blue stars were replaced with neutral tones and the words, “Little victories … This is my happy place … Your new happy place … Coming soon.”

Earlier this week, Footman Hospitality President Jason Freiman confirmed a “late summer opening.”

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The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St., will re-open later this summer.

“The team has completely re-imagined the space,” Freiman said in an email. “[It’s] in-line with the neighborhood evolution over the past 10 years.”

The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St., closed on Jan. 27 to take time to “re-concept,” according to the sports bar’s website. Eater first reported the bar’s closing.

Freiman declined to answer any further questions on the new spot.

Footman Hospitality is a Chicago-based group behind a few Northwest Side bars and restaurants: Bangers and Lace in Wicker Park; Bucktown Pub in Bucktown; Spilt Milk in Logan Square.

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