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West Loop Bar And Liquor Store 1340 Beer Wine Spirits Permanently Closing Thursday

The liquor shop and bar will close 9 p.m. Wednesday, owners announced in an emailed newsletter.

West Loop "slashie" 1340 Beer Wine Spirits is closing on New Year's Eve.
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WEST LOOP — Liquor store 1340 Beer Wine Spirits is permanently closing after more than five years in business.

The half bar, half liquor store at 1340 W. Madison St. will close 9 p.m. Wednesday, owners said in an emailed newsletter to supporters.

“With a new year comes new beginnings and unfortunate endings. December 31st will be our last day of business,” owners wrote in a newsletter. 

“We can not say thank you enough for the love and support over the years. It has truly been a pleasure to run a business in the West Loop amongst such great people. You will all be missed.”

The store also served wine, beers on tap and cocktails at the bar. Private and corporate events were hosted in its tasting room.

The shop was known as Madison Wine Shop before owner Cody Berek partnered with Derrick Westbrook to redesign the store and bar.

Berek is leaving Chicago and “starting new adventures,” according to the email.

Berek and Westbrook could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday. 

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