As Uniland continues to push forward with its 250 Delaware project, one of the last business strongholds located within the building has found new digs right up the street. Bada Bing, a restaurant/bar that has become a staple of the Chippewa Strip over the years, is moving into the former Omega Lounge at 42 W. Chippewa.
Bada Bing closed the first of the year at the corner of Delaware and Chippewa, and has suddenly announced that it will be re-emerging mere doors from its original location. The news bodes well for The Chip Strip, as the business had a devoted clientele and was busy on a regular basis. On its website Bada Bing has described its own evolution on Chippewa as “going from a college bar in a college district to a friendly, comfortable, and relaxing restaurant in the entertainment district, serving up drinks and delicious food for lunch, dinner, and late night.”
Most of us hate seeing a longstanding business close for good, especially when it is being displaced by a new project moving into the neighborhood. Here’s to Bada Bing hanging in there and filling up a vacant bar that desperately needs a new tenant.
In its new location, Bada Bing will be flanked by Mighty Taco and Berrafato’s Prima Pizza & Pasta.