Richard Johnson | Chicago Reader

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Re: “What's happened to Chicago's Haring?

I love Haring. That aside, there's a $650,000 work of art hanging in a CPS boiler room? And we're constantly hearing how broke CPS is? Someone needs to step up & auction this stuff off. Obviously, there are resources outside of the city of Chicago & the state of Illinois for funding. Get off your ass CPS & take advantage of it.

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Posted by Richard Johnson on 05/04/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Andersonville's Premise sold and shuttered

In Fine Spirits was fine the way it was. It didn't NEED to be "re-concepted." I live in Andersonville, ate at Premise, & it was just OK. The first thing I told my partner was, "this place will fail because this neighborhood will not support a restaurant at this price point." You want to be successful in Andersonville? Lower your prices. Andersonville is not Lincoln Park, Old Town or River North. If you haven't figured that out by now, you shouldn't be opening a restaurant in our part of town.

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Posted by Richard Johnson on 08/29/2012 at 4:51 PM

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