UPTOWN — A Humboldt Park restaurant known for its elevated takes on American comfort food will open a new location in Uptown.
Lucy’s started out as a food truck before expanding into a restaurant in 2017, opening at 1043 N. California Ave. in Humboldt Park.
Now, Lucy’s will soon open its second brick-and-mortar location, with plans to open in February at 4570 N. Broadway — next to the Wilson Red Line station. The restaurant previously announced plans to open a second location but unveiled the new Uptown address on social media Wednesday night.
“The more we’re getting to know Uptown, the more we’re falling in love with it,” the restaurant said in an Instagram post.
“We absolutely adore Humboldt Park and have been searching for another amazing neighborhood to call home,” the restaurant’s owners said in a press release. “Uptown is the perfect fit.”
Lucy’s Uptown is slated to open on Feb. 11.
The husband-and-wife team of Jessica and Damian Warzecha have operated food trucks in Chicago since 2013. The couple debuted the Lucy’s brand in 2015, with a signature spicy fried chicken sandwich and a number of takes on the classic hamburger.
In 2017, the couple opened up a Lucy’s restaurant in Humboldt Park. The casual eatery has a lively, 1960s decor and a menu full of burgers, fries and milkshakes.
The Uptown location will keep the 1960s vibe, with pin-up memorabilia, a mural from Chicago artist Jeff Zimmerman and a retro bike hung from the ceiling, according to the restaurant.
The Humboldt Park restaurant opened in the storefront that housed Pierogi Street, another restaurant endeavor from the Warzecha’s.
Lucy’s new Uptown restaurant will inhabit the former space of J&N Grille.
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