Tuan Nguyen outside of Simply It, a Vietnamese restaurant he opened in Lincoln Park in 2006 that was unable to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuan Nguyen stands outside of Simply It, a Vietnamese restaurant he opened in Lincoln Park in 2006 that was unable to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Simply It, Vietnamese Restaurant Owned By Beloved ‘Little Uncle Tuan,’ Closes Due To Pandemic

Tuan Nguyen, a Vietnam War refugee, closed his Lincoln Park restaurant 45 years to the day of the war's end. "At least I leave with it with beautiful memories and great friendships."

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Pot Shop Applicants Getting 2nd Chance To Try To Get Illinois Licenses After Protests, Lawsuits

The change comes after weeks of criticism, protests and mounting lawsuits over how the state awarded points

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How A Pilsen Food Pantry Grew To Help Neighbors In Crisis: ‘The Community Has Come Together To Make This Happen’

When coronavirus hit the neighborhood hard, the Pilsen Social Health Initiative expanded its mission, opening a thrift store and hosting a social worker to get families the help they need.

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‘Spinning Home Movies’ Returns Thursday With An Original Composition From avery r. young

The series' second season, which kicks off Thursday evening, continues the South Side Home Movie Project's months-long collaboration with Chicago musicians to soundtrack local amateur films.