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Jerry’s Sandwiches To Close Andersonville Location For ‘Major Remodel’

The restaurant and bar will close Monday and reopen in early April.

Jerry's Sandwiches will close for a "major remodel" on Monday.
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ANDERSONVILLE — The Jerry’s Sandwiches location in Andersonville will close next week for a “major remodel,” with plans to reopen in the spring.

Jerry’s Sandwiches, 5419 N. Clark St., will close on Monday and reopen around April 1, the restaurant said in an email to customers. Restaurant co-owner Mark Bires said he could not comment on his plans for the business, but said he will make an announcement in the coming weeks.

The sandwich shop — named for Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia — began with a West Loop storefront in 2002 before moving to Wicker Park. Eventually, the business expanded to locations in Lincoln Square and Andersonville. Jerry’s opened in Andersonville in 2012, according to the neighborhood’s chamber of commerce.

In 2016, Bires and his wife, Mindy Friedler, closed their original location on Wicker Park’s Division Street, saying the area was changing to “Wrigleyville West.”

Early last year, Bires and Friedler opened Geraldine’s Cafe, a coffee shop-style restaurant next to the Lincoln Square Jerry’s location.

In an announcement about the closing and remodel, the owners suggested customers get their sandwich fix at the Lincoln Square location, 4739 N. Lincoln Ave. The Lincoln Square location will also expand its delivery zone to serve customers east of Ravenswood, the business said in the announcement.

Jerry’s Sandwiches is known for its robust menu featuring dozens of sandwiches, including five different grilled cheeses. Jerry’s Andersonville location had a bar that was known for its craft beer and whiskey selection.

On Jan. 16, Jerry’s Andersonville announced that it would be shuttering its Facebook page.

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