Less than a year after opening, a Grand Rapids Chicago-style eatery has permanently closed.

Jack Danger's Chicago-Style Italian Beef first opened at 1499 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids Eastown neighborhood in September of 2023.

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Jack Danger's

At the time, owners owners Cathleen and Steven Lowenthal told Wood TV 8 they wanted to bring a "Chicago Experience" to Grand Rapids. They described the restaurant as "true Chicago - with an eclectic vibe of 80s music videos, Chicago sports, and real Chicago street food".

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Steve, a former DJ and veteran of the restaurant industry is a native Chicagoan (the restaurant's logo is a caricature of Steve, drawn by a fellow Chicago DJ in the the 80s).

His wife Cathleen is from Rockford, Mich. and a former Grand Rapids Police Officer.

Jack Danger's, Facebook
Jack Danger's, Facebook

Jack Danger's served sandwiches like Italian Beef, Italian Sausage, Meatball, and Crispy Chicken. The menu also included Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Crinkle Cut Fries, Tater Tots, Beer Battered Onion Rings, and Chili Cheese Fries.

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On June 10, 2024 a post to the restaurant's Facebook page announced its permanent closure, stating "Thank you to everyone that frequented our restaurant! We are now closed for good in Grand Rapids."

While a reason for the closure was not immediately given, someone commenting under the restaurant's handle stated, "A lot of people just didn’t come into this area on a regular basis."

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Back in April, a post said the restaurant was temporarily closed due to a medical emergency.

Prior to that, the below was shared to Jack Danger's Facebook page:

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