Buffalo Wild Wings closes in Evanston, will open in Skokie in January

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Evanston’s Buffalo Wild Wings has officially closed.

A popular place for Northwestern students to watch televised sports while ordering plates of wings and fries, the restaurant shut its doors Sunday, manager Adrian Ramirez said.

The franchise, at 1741 Maple Ave., will relocate to Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, Ramirez said. The restaurant is scheduled to open in January.

Vicki Frantz, marketing director of KPW Management LLC, a company that owns several BWW restaurants in the Chicago area, initially told The Daily in July of BWW’s plans to close in Evanston.

Despite the move, BWW will continue its close relationship with the University and its students, Frantz said. The restaurant will still sponsor NU athletics and provide support to the Evanston community, she said.

The Skokie location will offer the franchise “more exposure in the area,” Frantz said in July.

For the past few years, BWW was the location of Dance Marathon’s trivia nights, held to help students raise money for their DM teams. Following the closing of BWW, DM moved its trivia events in late October to 27 Live, 1012 Church St.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the street address of the new BWW restaurant in Skokie. The restaurant will open at the Old Orchard Mall. The Daily regrets the error.

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