By Nona Tepper
After more than a decade on Madison Street, Cocina de los Lobos closed on Aug. 9, merging its menu and staff with that at Healy's Westside, according to a Healy's employee.
Cocina de los Lobos is owned by Mark Hosty, a River Forest resident, former Forest Park village commissioner and manager of Healy's. Hosty bought the building that Healy's and the now-shuttered Cocina reside in for $170,000 in July 2006, according to Cook County property records.
"It's been a little bit slower and [Hosty] had been talking about it for a while and so we finally just did it," said an employee at Healy's, who declined to be named.
Healy's now serves the fajitas, quesadillas and, of course, margaritas Cocina was known for. The website for Cocina is down, and its old phone number redirects to Healy's.
Hosty did not respond to an interview request. The property, 7321 Madison St., is being marketed by @properties but, as of press time, there was not yet an available listing. Representatives from @properties did not respond to interview requests.