regret to inform everyone that we lost a member of the Niche family this
weekend," the restaurant posted. "Nick Spang one of our valued kitchen members lost his battle
with cancer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."
was slated to reopen this spring under new chef Chris Ayukawa, who came
from Sugar Toad at the Hotel Arista in Naperville, and a remodeled and
renovated interior, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
The restaurant is planning to hold a memorial for Spang's friends and family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.