Signature Room at the 95th® announced its closure through a sign on the elevator outside the restaurant at 875 N. Michigan Ave.
Effective from 28 Sept. 2023, the long-time fine dining restaurant cited continued hardships since the COVID-19 pandemic in the notice.
The Signature Room overlooked the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast, overlooking Lake Michigan for over 30 years in one of Chicago's tallest buildings.
It has been a popular tourist spot on Michigan Avenue both for the view and the food. It was to host a wedding reception this Sunday as well.
The reception had already been paid for, with the wedding coordinator even confirming that everything was in order on Wednesday.
However, the couple did not receive any information about it from the restaurant, only finding out on Thursday about the closure through Facebook.
Many other stores like GAP. Macy's, and T-Mobile have also closed down due to the pandemic bringing the vacancy rate on Michigan Ave to 30%.
The news came as more of a shock also because the owners of the Signature Room had recently extended their lease until 2031.