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Noah Asimow

Billy Corgan Always Loved The Neon Orange Garden ‘Chop Suey’ Sign. Now, He Owns It

Chloé Mendel and her partner, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman, bought the 1930s sign at auction and plan to hang it in their Highland Park cafe.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Orange Garden Isn’t Closing — But It Is Up For Sale After Iconic Neon Sign Is Auctioned For $17K

The sign is off to the suburbs as the longtime owners look to pass the business to someone who will keep the restaurant open. “I don't want them to flip it and make a McDonald's,” the manager said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park