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Hamburger Mary’s Former Spot In Andersonville To Become A Sweetgreen This Month

The salad chain will open its latest Chicago location with a soft opening Nov. 19-20, followed by a ribbon-cutting Nov. 23.

Sweetgreen will open its Andersonville location later this month.
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ANDERSONVILLE — Health-focused fast-casual spot Sweetgreen will open in the building formerly occupied by Hamburger Mary’s this month.

Sweetgreen will hold a grand opening Nov. 23 at its location at 5400 N. Clark St., the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce confirmed. The restaurant will hold soft-launch events Nov. 19-20, the weekend before its official opening.

The restaurant, part of a national chain, 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 last year, ending an era for the beloved Andersonville spots.

Sweetgreen will be on the ground floor of the historical retail building at Clark Street and Balmoral Avenue. Evoke Tattoos, formerly of Ukrainian Village, is taking over space once used by Mary’s Attic.

The restaurant will be open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday, according to a sign in its window.

Credit: Joe Ward/Block Club Chicago
Sweetgreen will open in the spot that used to belong to Hamburger Mary’s at 5400 N. Clark St.

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.

Sweetgreen has nine restaurants in Chicago, plus “outpost” locations in offices and other facilities. A Sweetgreen location in Wicker Park opened in July 2020, and a Hyde Park location opened in August.

A representative for Sweetgreen did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday. The brand has multiple job openings for its Andersonville and other city locations.

Credit: Provided/Sweetgreen

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