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Little Lan’s, Winnetka’s oldest eatery, could get booted after surviving pandemic: ‘It would be devastating’

Is a chop at the end of this stick?

Is Winnetka’s oldest restaurant heading to the land of the lost?

Little Lan’s, a traditional, old-school Chinese eatery in the middle of posh North Shore environs, may lose its lease — a move that would devastate its owner, Chien Lan Pi, who has given her blood, sweet and tears to the business for 29 years.

“It’s sad and it’s bad optics,” said longtime Winnetkan Monica Bidwill. “The owner is a hard-working Asian American woman, who fought hard to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The tiny spot is almost hidden

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