We were very sorry to hear the news that one of Bucktown's treasures - Caffe De Luca at 1721 N. Damen Avenue - has been sold and will be closing their doors at the end of May as reported by Eater Chicago earlier this week.
Bucktown's Caffe De Luca To Close - Grass Fed To Open
Caffe De Luca has been a neighborhood staple for almost 13 years serving some of the best coffee and food in the neighborhood. This cozy and comfortable spot featured an Italian ambiance with clotheslines - fully adorned with the clothes.
Photo Credit: Eater Chicago
The following was published on Caffe De Luca's Facebook page:
Dear Friends and Family,
You may have heard by now that our beloved cafe has been sold and will be closing by the end of May or early June, which would mark our 13th anniversary serving the Wicker Park/Bucktown communities. We want to thank everyone for making caffe De Luca an amazing place for both our guests and our staff. Opening in our location is a green-minded steakhouse and it is possible you may see some familiar faces behind the bar or greeting your table. On behalf of the cafe and its staff, we wish to thank everyone for your years of patronage and for helping us create a place where coming to work was anything but a dreadful experience! In addition to our weekday fare, join us this weekend and those few to follow for extra special specials and some amazing coffee. Again, thank you all so much for joining us these past 13 years!
Sincerely and with much love,
caffe De Luca
The new spot per the Eater Article will be Grass Fed; a steakhouse with a focus of sourcing the best organic and sustainable meat.
[Cafe De Luca Closing Closing Late May To Make Way for Grass Fed: Eater Chicago]