|Kendal Duque |
via Chicago Eater
The South Loop expansion continues with the upcoming opening of City Tavern. Mainstay Hospitality and chef Kendal Duque will open the new spot on Sunday, June 17. As previously reported, the 100-seat City Tavern will take its inspiration from 18th century taverns that dotted the area.Great news and can't wait to have another option on South Michigan.
While this appears to put this opening date to bed, we've had a lot of readers emailing us about Sqaure One (the other bar opening on this block) and Karamela's (cafe on the 1200 block of South Michigan). Last we heard it was going to open on early June. It's early June and it looks like they're close. The paper on their windows are down and when peaking into their space it appears that they're close. We fully expect them to open this month.
On the other hand, we're not really sure what the deal is with Karamela's (1250 S. Michigan). It looks like they could open any day, but it's been like that for a couple weeks. While we don't know this to be true, our guess would be government permits are taking longer than expected.