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Kudan Lines Up Restaurant Deals in Bucktown, New City

Kudan Group VP Adam Salamon recently facilitated restaurant leases in Chicago’s Bucktown and New City neighborhoods. In Bucktown, Salamon arranged a lease for Luella’s Gospel Bird—a follow-up concept to chef Darnell Reed’s popular Luella’s Southern Kitchen, also on the North Side—will open at 2009 N. Damen Ave. later this fall.

The new restaurant will take over the former Sublim Sushi location. Its menu will feature three types of fried chicken, including its namesake, Georgia-style shrimp and their signature chicken and waffles.

Salamon represented the seller in the sale of 4614 S. Damen Ave. The 3,750-square-foot building sits on a half-acre lot that formerly was home to a Hardee’s location. Taco Bell is set to open its New City location there early next year.

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