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Jam restaurant owners plan diner in Uptown's Lawrence House

Jam restaurant owners plan diner in Uptown's Lawrence House

The owners of Logan Square restaurant Jam will open a diner in Uptown’s Lawrence House, one of the final steps in transforming the 1920s building into modern apartments and retail.

The restaurant group has leased almost 2,000 square feet on the ground floor of the 13-story art deco building, where it plans to open 3 Squares Diner, chef-owner Ian Voakes said.

Cedar Street Cos., one of the busiest real estate developers in Uptown and nearby neighborhoods in recent years, redeveloped the former single room occupancy building at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave. into a 344-unit apartment building that’s operated as part of its Flats brand. Cedar Street bought the historic building in 2014,...

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