Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Restaurant Coming to corner of Clark and Polk?

A reader writes:
I was walking today and noticed a building permit in the southernmost storefront in the Burnham Pointe building on Polk and Clark. The permit says it is for a first time restaurant build out - any idea what it may be? 
Thanks! 
We aren't sure, we did some searching but didn't have much luck. Anyone have any ideas on what this could be?

(Hat tip: M!)

5 comments:

Josh said...

I did some digging on the city of Chicago website. The permit was issued to:

Applicant Info
Owner : PONGPEERA KHAMNANTA
Owner Address : 730 S CLARK ST, CHICAGO, IL 60605
Owner Phone : Day:(847)797-1700 \Eve:N/A \Mob:N/A
Gen Con Name : CONSTRUCTION DESIGN SERVICES,
Gen Con Address : 249 E. PROSPECT AVE. , SUITE 100 MT. PROSPECT
Insr Company : WEST BEND MUTUAL INS.
Insr Eff Date : 2011-07-07
Insr Exp Date : 2012-07-07

It's a Thai name, although that means approximately nothing. I googled the name and found very little.

Michael said...

It's going to be a sushi restaurant. Hopefully a good one since we already have enough mediocre Asian eateries in the area.

Aaron Dunlap said...

You can see a floorplan of that retail space here (PDF): http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/0/D/F/0DF7A31E-00DB-4B48-BC23-4F9C6D4C2D3C.pdf

It's on the bottom-right, labeled "Retail 0115". I'm not sure that's enough square-footage for anything other than take-out. Sushi sounds possible.

Brian Schwind said...

According to city inspection records, it is called Umai.

https://data.cityofchicago.org/Health-Human-Services/Food-Inspections/4ijn-s7e5

Brian Schwind said...

According to city inspection records, it will be called Umai.

https://data.cityofchicago.org/Health-Human-Services/Food-Inspections/4ijn-s7e5