Old Chicago to close in Kearney on Oct. 2

Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 11:26 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -The Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom, located at 115 South 2nd Avenue East in Kearney, will be closing on Oct. 2.

According to a statement by the company, the owner of the restaurant, Jim Gardner, is moving into retirement and will not be renewing his franchise agreement with Old Chicago.

Gift cards purchased may be redeemed at any Old Chicago location.

According to the company, employees of the restaurant have been given notice and time to find new positions at other hospitality venues in Kearney.

The building’s new tenant, Nebraska Ale Works, will be opening at the location after extensive renovation in the first quarter of 2023.