Lush Halsted Goes Legit, Becomes a Wine Bar

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The Lush mini-empire of liquor stores has always been at the top of our list for go-to retail places that we wish we could just hang out at all day — super-fun staff, great atmosphere, and of course all those pretty, pretty bottles — and now that Lush Halsted (1257 S. Halsted, 312 738 1900) has landed a tavern license, we’re one step closer. They’ve set up a “small, curatorial” selection of wines by the glass, are putting in a beer draft that will change regularly, and — if nothing on offer is to your liking — the Lushies are more than happy for you to choose any bottle from the shelf, pull up a stool, and relax for a while. [LushBlog]