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Do-Over Diner In Ukrainian Village Closing 2 Months After Replacing Jeff & Judes Deli

The restaurant will close Sept. 30. It served burgers, chicken sandwiches and a range of breakfast items during its brief tenure.

Do-Over Diner, 1024 N. Western Ave. took over the former Jeff & Judes spot in July. Owners announced this week it will close at the end of September.
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UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — A late-night diner on the border of Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park will close this month after just a few weeks in operation.

Do-Over Diner, 1024 N. Western Ave., opened in mid-July in the former Jeff & Judes deli space. The space was previously home to the Lockdown Bar and Grill.

Hanna Coleman, the former Jeff & Judes deli and bakery manager, took over as executive chef, with Sam Yar running front of house operations, Jeff & Judes owner Ursula Siker said in July. Siker was still involved in the restaurant, but she took a back seat to move to New York.

Do-Over Diner announced Wednesday on Instagram it will close after Sept. 30.

“It’s with a shared heavy heart that we will be closing permanently at the end of this month. we would very much like to thank you for your patronage and for entertaining us as we transitioned from Jeff & Judes…along with an extra special thanks to our regulars for your camaraderie. our last day of service will be friday, 9/30,” the post reads.

“We hope to go out having a blast, so in the meantime please continue to look out for fun specials until our time comes to a close. best, the Do-Over crew.”

Do-Over Diner management did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Siker opened Jeff & Judes in 2020 early in the COVID-19 pandemic. A professional baker for more than a decade, she started by selling baked goods to-go out of the deli’s Western Avenue storefront.

Jeff & Judes expanded to its full menu later that year, and it opened for patio service and then indoor dining in 2021.

Siker closed the restaurant in June, citing economic challenges.

During the Do-Over Diner’s brief tenure, menu items included smash burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and breakfast staples.

Siker said in July the restaurant hoped to capitalize on late-night customers leaving nearby bars in Ukrainian Village. The diner also offers an “industry brunch” every Monday, when service industry workers often have the day off.

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