Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chi Bakery & Cafe Coming to Motor Row

We've heard some rumblings about a new bakery at 2132 S. Michigan (just North of Cermak). A reader recently sent us an email and a link to a business license listing for Chi Bakery & Cafe LLC:
Drove by "Chi Bakery" this morning. They have a nice sign and it looks like a cute place, but I couldn't see in the window from Cermak where I was driving. It's right next the the Willie Dixon courtyard where they have the free concerts. It would be great if this turns out to be a decent place!
Ironically, we just received a notification from Alderman Fioretti's newsletter about the spot and apparantely it opened this past Saturday:
Chi Bakery and Cafe
Home Baked Treats and Drinks and its Bundt Cake Cafe is opening tomorrow,
between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2132 S. Michigan Ave., just
north of Cermak Road in the historic Motor Row district. This bakery offers a
sit-down and kid-friendly atmosphere with WIFI, a daily cake special and a cafe
menu with an all-turkey breakfast sandwich, coffee, tea, milk, juices and
smoothies.

Please call (312) 808-0482 for more information.


Sounds like a good addition to the hood!

(Hat Tip: LH!)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ain't nuthin' wrong wit a South Loop Bakery! It's a neighborhood staple, we all need our muffin tops right?!
Another sign that the Cermack Corridor is bouncing back faster thanks to the removal of the Ickes Homes...

ENT_424 said...

CHI BAKERY AND CAFE WOULD AGAIN LIKE TO THANK THE SOUTH LOOP FOR ACCEPTING AND SUPPORTING US! WE ADMIT IT WAS NOT EASY AND IT TOOK US SOME TIME TO OPEN, BUT WE ARE HERE NOW AND WE PLAN TO STAY! WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON SERVING OUR CUSTOMER QUALITY PASTRIES AND DRINKS! ALSO, GIVING EACH AND EVERY CUSTOMER THE RESPECT THAT THEY DESERVE.
WE WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK ALDERMAN FIORETTI AND HIS STAFF FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND THEIR VISION. ALSO, A BIG THANKS TO CHEF LUCIANO FOR HIS WORDS OF WISDOM AND ENCOURAGEMENT!!!
SOUTH LOOP OUR DOORS ARE OPEN AND WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SERVING YOU!
CHI BAKERY AND CAFE IS WHERE "LIFE TASTE GOOD"!!!

Anonymous said...

This comment is specifically for anonymous. I really don't think that the removing of the Ickes Homes has anything to do with the success of the bakery. It WILL succeed because of the hard work and diligent prayers of the owners and operators. The Harold Ickes homes did have some problem residents but PLEASE dont lump us all into one category for some it was the only home they ever knew and for some LIKE ME it hald a number of really GOOD memories. May GOD continue to bless the bakery and the owners as they endeavor to prosper along the Cermak Corrider, despite the removing of the Ickes which would have provided another thousand or so walk -in working customers

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness the Ickes are gone...That project along with the others in the area really brought the South Loop and Bronzeville neighborhood down.

Anonymous said...

Well, you can't blame the projects for your real estate losses anymore!

Sheila A said...

Chi Bakery has delicious cakes and tasty hot chocolate. The owners are very pleasant. I wish them luck in their venture. The Near South Side needed a place like this, AND IT HAS REASONABLE PRICES!

Anonymous said...

We ordered our son's first birthday cake from Chi Bakery and we are so happy with our decision! The owner/chef gives superb customer service, and the cake and cookies that we bought from the bakery were deliciously indulgent. We are so happy that a quality bakery is in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Stopped by here today after going to the auto show. Sampled a cookie and it was great. Bought a dozen of mixed cookies. This is a great addition to the 'hood. Check it out and support the local businesses.