A Chicago institution is closing up shop at its Water Tower Place branch.
Today employees of Nuts on Clark were seen packing up the merchandise, taking down the shelves, and disassembling machinery as the historic nut, popcorn, and chocolate shop shuttered its Gold Coast outlet.
Employees of other shops in Water Tower Place tell us that Nuts is bailing on its location in the Ritz-Carlton's port cochere just across from the John Hancock Center because its rent was raised.
If anyone reading this lives in the Wrigleyville area, please check on the Nuts on Clark location there and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know everything is still OK at the mother ship. We'll pass it along here.