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Miami-Themed Bar Wynwood Closes In Wicker Park After 3 Years On Milwaukee Avenue

"For Rent" signs have been posted outside the bar and restaurant, which sits near the heart of Wicker Park.

Wynwood Kitchen and Spirits in Wicker Park has closed.
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WICKER PARK — Wynwood Kitchen and Spirits in Wicker Park has closed after three years, according to signs posted outside the business.

The Miami-themed bar opened in 2019 at 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., the spot formerly home to the High Noon Saloon.

This week, a sign outside the bar read “closed,” and “For Rent” banners were posted on the storefront. Wynwood owner Samantha Lukaszewski did not return requests for comment.

The restaurant’s decor was inspired by Wynwood Walls, an outdoor art museum in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood known for graffiti and street art. Lukaszewski hired local artists to deck out the space with murals and other art.

“That’s kind of where Wicker Park lies, too,” Lukaszewski said in 2019. “What better way [to celebrate] that than graffiti and glam?”

The restaurant served frozen cocktails on top of a brunch and dinner menu and held frequent live events.

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