Uptown venues Big Chicks (5024 N. Sheridan Rd.) and Tweet (5020 N. Sheridan Rd.) have temporarily closed after owner Michelle Fire said a customer who was feeling unwell came to the bar to celebrate his birthday Oct. 22then learned the next day he had tested positive for coronavirus, Block Club Chicago reported.
Fire said when the customer initially entered Big Chicks, he was given a temperature check but passed. He called Big Chicks on Friday to alert management about his positive test, Fire said, and said he hadn't been feeling well when he visited the restaurant.
The restaurants are expected to reopen after all staff members receive two negative coronavirus tests, Fire said. Staffers all tested negative Oct. 26 and were slated to be tested again Oct. 28.