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Brendan Sodikoff

Brendan Sodikoff
Brendan Sodikoff

California Clipper Will Reopen With New Operator Prepared To Revive Beloved Bar, Landlord Says

The future of the Humboldt Park staple was uncertain after it abruptly closed in May. Now a tenant — who plans to keep the Clipper "exactly" the same — is stepping in to reopen the bar.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Maude’s Liquor Bar Closes Permanently After 9 Years In West Loop

In a letter posted on Maude’s website, Hogsalt Hospitality said the restaurant was not a “victim of the pandemic.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

California Clipper Landlord Sues Brendan Sodikoff For More Than $93,000 In Unpaid Rent, Building Damage

It’s the latest development in The California Clipper saga, which started in May when Sodikoff abruptly shut down the beloved Humboldt Park bar.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

California Clipper Landlord Says He Tried To Help Owner Save Beloved Bar, Hopes It Will Carry On

Landlord Gino Battaglia said bar owner Brendan Sodikoff skipped out on his rent. "It's not about the money. It's a matter of principle," Battaglia said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale