- Logan Square Kitchen
- In a couple months, this will be gone
Logan Square Kitchen owner Zina Murray announced today via the LSK blog that the shared-use kitchen will close at the end of June. The reason? Endless licensing and inspection hassles from the city.
In 2010 Martha Bayne chronicled LSK’s ongoing battle with city bureaucracy in a Reader article that also touched on the trials and tribulations of other local shared kitchens like Kitchen Chicago. Logan Square Kitchen’s main issue at the time was that the city wanted to classify the business as a banquet hall (there’s an events space in the back of the building), which would have required it to provide parking. Murray submitted her case to the zoning board of appeals in November 2010 and won, but the problems apparently didn’t stop there. Murray writes: