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Sweetgreen Will Open In Former Hamburger Mary’s In Andersonville

The iconic LGBTQ-friendly diner closed Nov. 1. It will be replaced by a chain salad restaurant that is expanding in Chicago.

Hamburger Mayr's retail space has been listed for sale.
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ANDERSONVILLE — The Andersonville building that housed Hamburger Mary’s for 14 years will be filled by Sweetgreen, the health-conscious chain announced on its website.

Sweetgreen — stylized as sweetgreen — will open “soon” at 5400 N. Clark St., though it’s not clear when. No date was given and it does not appear its storefront has been built out.

The national restaurant brand will inhabit the Clark Street building that was home to Hamburger Mary’s and its late-night off-shoot, Mary’s Attic. Both businesses closed for good in November, ending an era for the beloved Andersonville spots.

Sweetgreen will move into the ground floor of the building at Clark Street and Balmoral Avenue. Evoke Tattoos previously announced it will relocate this summer from Ukrainian Village to Andersonville, taking over the Mary’s Attic space.

Credit: Provided/Sweetgreen

Founded in 2007 in Washington, D.C., Sweetgreen sources ingredients for regional bowls, salads and plates from local farms. It opened its first Chicago location in River North in 2016 and has steadily added more Chicago locations since. View a Chicago-specific menu here.

A Sweetgreen location in Wicker Park opened last July. The business also plans to open a Hyde Park location.

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