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Aldino’s Is Reborn as the CooKoo Room

Where will the pool table go?
Where will the pool table go? Photo: courtesy Aldino’s

Well, that didn’t take long. After announcing last week that Aldino’s would close after only four months, owner Scott Harris already has another plan for the space. It’ll be called the CooKoo Room, and I think they took the hint that the neighborhood didn’t want an adventurous Italian restaurant. Talking to Chicago Magazine, Harris said that it will be, “Just a fun bar, reasonably priced for the college kids in the neighborhood.” So there will be a full bar menu, plenty of draft beers, and the option to order a drink from an iPhone. No honestly, the iPhone thing is part of the plans. [Chicago Magazine]

Aldino’s Is Reborn as the CooKoo Room