Monday, June 10, 2013

Fungs On Morse Now Open For Business


                  Craig Gernhardt broke the news Friday that Fungs @ 1343 w Morse is now open for business. The inside is clean, bright and cheery. Fungs occupies a small space, the horrible window and door wall partition separating the dining room from the kitchen is finally gone. A different type of business should break the curse at this once forever failing commercial space. It has been has at least three different incarnations of the same business model, african/soul food, the last one being Reecee's Cafe. And we do need some Chinese food in the area since Ms Eggroll Number 2 on Glenwood closed.

            This will really help that stretch of Morse resist the gangs with more positive foot traffic and eyes on the street. This has been a troubled part of Rogers Park since the Block building across the street was turned into Reside on Morse back in 2008 because it pushed the gangs to the south side of Morse. The next order of business is getting something in next door which when last occupied was a coin operated laundromat almost ten years ago.

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