Chicago Brauhaus not closing any time soon, owner says

CHICAGO —┬áDespite earlier reports, the owners of Chicago Brauhaus say its not closing anytime soon.

The popular German restaurant has been a fixture in Lincoln Square for five decades.

Rumors suggested owners Harry and Guenter Kempf were planning to retire soon.

They sold the building and the new landlord was said to be looking for a tenant, but the Kempfs say they can lease the space for as long as they like, and have already started taking Easter reservations.

They are only looking for commercial tenants as the building is not for sale, just for lease.

“I would like to let you know right now,” Harry Kempf told the Chicago Tribune, “that nothing is concrete.”

He added: “Officially, we are still open, and we’re going to stay open until I say (otherwise).”