CHICAGO — Joe Maddon’s namesake restaurant, which opened next to Wrigley Field just months before he was shown the door by the Cubs, is giving fans a chance to say goodbye to the manager.
Maddon’s Post, a Polish and Italian restaurant opened by Maddon this spring, is setting up a mail station so fans of its owner can leave him a note. Maddon was the Cubs’ manager starting in 2014 — leading the North Side team to its first World Series in more than a century — but was let go in late September after the Cubs missed the playoffs for the first time since he was hired.
Those who are sad to see Maddon go can head to the restaurant, 1119 W. Waveland Ave., and leave him a message with a favorite memory of the Cubs. The mailing station includes paper and pens for writing.
“It’s not easy to say goodbye but Joe Maddon will always be a part of Chicago’s history,” the restaurant said in a news release.
Otherwise, it will be “business as usual” at the Maddon’s Post, according to the restaurant.
“… The restaurant and bar will continue to be all that Joe and Chef Tony Mantuano envisioned: a home base for welcoming hospitality and incredibly honest food, including some of their personal family recipes and a place to hang out and celebrate Joe’s unforgettable contributions to the world’s greatest baseball fans in one of the best cities in America,” said Tara Zavagnin, the director of operations, in the news release.
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