Like many wedding spaces, renovated Venue CU waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to loose before opening its doors all the way.

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A sign on the door says, “Sorry, we’re closed permanently. O’Charley’s thanks you for your patronage and we hope to see you soon!”

For the last 45 years, Christmas Eve at the Esquire Lounge in Champaign meant one thing: Fried chicken, free of charge, to anyone who walked in the door.