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Open and closed: Rockit, Fred's, LaSalle Power Co.

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Here are some recent restaurant/bar openings and closings.

OPEN:
Rockit Wrigleyville – After about a month of hard work sprucing up the old Tuscany on Clark and Waveland, the new incarnation of Rockit is supposed to open tonight. Not quite in time for the Cubs opener, but indeed still impressive.

Fred’s at Barneys – The outdoor patio at this chic Michigan Avenue café has arguably the best view in town. Too bad you can’t afford it (don’t worry, neither can we).

LaSalle Power Co. – The official opening for this River North rock bar is Friday night, although they’ve had a few pre-opening parties the past week. Playing the opening night party is L.A.-based Chelsea Girls, which features a former Playboy Playmate and the drummer from Hole – which is alternately awesome and scary at the same time.

CLOSED:
Rogers Park Pizzeria – You’ll have to get your New York-style thin-crust slices somewhere else, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Chundy’s – This made-from-scratch diner in Avondale never really got off the ground after opening in November. Too bad, because sandwiches like the basil chicken salad were top notch.

Patty’s Diner – The acclaimed Skokie breakfast spot is no more, apparently a victim of skyrocketing rent. The diner is expected to close the first week in May.

Check back here every Tuesday with more openings and closings (and snarky comments, of course). And be sure to check out Centerstage Chicago's list of new restaurants and bars.

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