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Grand opening: Skokie's popular Pita Inn moves to larger, elegant digs

Grand opening: Skokie's popular Pita Inn moves to larger, elegant digs

It's hard now to even register that the deteriorating but iconic Barnum and Bagel once stood on the same site as the elegant new home for Skokie's popular Pita Inn restaurant. Once Barnum and Bagel went under, prime space at 4700 Dempster St. stood vacant for years — until Wednesday, June 3, when the new Pita Inn opened its doors for the first time. It was the culmination of a long-awaited move from several blocks down the street. So old was the Barnum and Bagel restaurant building that the Tabahi family ultimately decided that it could not be used for their new restaurant. The Tabahis knocked down the old structure and built from scratch. And on the eve of the...

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