Goodbye to Axcan

Owner dreams of pursuing other ventures

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By Nona Tepper

Axcan officially shut its doors on June 3, closing after more than four years of serving up fresh Mexican food in Forest Park. 

"I am hopeful to announce something soon," said David King, owner of the Oak Park-based David King & Associates real estate firm. "I'm talking to several interested parties about a new lease at 7404 W. Madison."

King said Axcan as a concept is not for sale, and the next tenant will be a new restaurant or other venture.

In May, Axcan's former manager told the Forest Park Review that owner Sylvia Xim'enez decided to close the restaurant so she could focus on other ventures. Xim'enez also founded Il Sogno Ristorante, an Italian eatery, in Wheaton and the Aztec-inspired Mexican restaurant, Aguamiel Restaurante, in Clarendon Hills, according to Axcan's website.

CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com

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