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Carmen Cappello closes Lamplighter.

I haven't been able to get details, but Lamplighter in Grant Park has closed and this sign on the door at least partly explains why. "Asshole" is an understatement to describe anyone who robs someone on Christmas Day.

I was dining regularly at the restaurant, since it's close to our home. Owner-chef Carmen Cappello is one of the city's more gifted, kinkier cooks. Prices were low, the food was good, but the location, on a side street off Memorial Drive, made the place invisible to passersby — with the exception of thieves, apparently. This is the second restaurant to close in the building.