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All Three Parlor Pizza Locations Reopening Friday Amid Investigation

The local pizza chain was closed for two days this week after police raided each location. The nature of the investigation is still unknown, but the Illinois Department of Revenue is involved.

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WICKER PARK — Parlor Pizza will reopen its three Chicago restaurants Friday, two days after they were raided by police.

Patrick Comer, Parlor’s director of operations, confirmed the Wicker Park, West Loop and River North locations will open 4 p.m. Friday. They will operate their normal hours going forward.

The restaurants were closed for two days this week after police were seen in each location Wednesday, some carrying files and boxes.

Signs at the restaurants said they were closed by the city’s Department of Buildings.

Officers were inside the Wicker Park eatery at 1824 W. Division St. for several hours Wednesday. They wore jackets that said “police” and “special agent.”

Comer declined to answer any questions about the raids or why the restaurants were shut down.

A Police Department spokesperson referred questions to the Illinois Department of Revenue, saying it is the lead investigator and the Police Department is helping with an investigation.

In an emailed statement Wednesday, an Illinois Department of Revenue spokesperson said, “In the event of potential violations of the Illinois Tax Act and related offenses, our Bureau of Criminal Investigations will investigate potential violations. The Illinois Department of Revenue cannot comment on ongoing investigations, however, or their existence.”

The Department of Revenue had no updates Friday.

Credit: Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago
Investigators inside Parlor’s Wicker Park location.

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