C.J. Arthur’s to Close End of September
After serving the North Shore for more than 20 years, a Wilmette business will be closing its doors.
C.J. Arthur’s, one of Wilmette’s few live music spots will be closing its doors at the end of the month after serving the North Shore for 23 years.
“They are leaving at the end of September, their last day will be Sept. 29,” said Martha Koch, property manager for the building at 1168 Wilmette Ave., where C.J. Arthur’s is currently located.
Since opening in 1983, Cindy, Jason and Art, co-owners of the bar, have been offering the community live music on a regular basis, according to C.J. Arthur’s website. The bar calls itself “Wilmette’s only nightlife!”
Patch was unable to reach the co-owners for comment.
A drugstore operated at the current C.J. Arthurs location for 97 years continuously before it closed. You can still see the beautiful old marble counter inside C.J. Arthurs, David Erch, Wilmette Historical Museum board member, previously told Patch during a historic Wilmette downtown stroll in June.
Koch says they have not found a new tenant for the space but will be advertising for a restaurant.
“It’s set up for a restaurant, plus, Wilmette needs another restaurant,” Koch said.
Are you sad that C.J. Arthur’s will be soon closing? Do you think another restaurant should go in the space? If so, what type of restaurant?