On August 13, 2012, Bottle and Bottega will be expanding to one of Chicago's fastest growing neighborhoods! Formerly a sparsely populated industrial area, the South Loop is now home to a thriving community of young professionals, students of nearby colleges, and Chicago’s former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
We're thrilled to become part of a neighborhood that features notable historical landmarks such as the 1836 Clarke House, one of Chicago’s oldest residences; a diverse dining scene; blues clubs and other nightlife options; and the convenience of the Museum Campus and Loop a short stroll away.
South Loop address: 1241 S. Michigan (corner of Michigan and Roosevelt).While there are a couple of incorrect things we could point out in this email (former Mayor Daley sold his place...), the reality is that we are ecstatic that they've chosen to open up in the Sloop. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Bottle and Bottega concept, here is a quick synopsis from their website:
Public events are scheduled to begin on August 13th. Private events can be booked now for after August 20th. STAY TUNED for details on the GRAND OPENING set for August 29th!
Bottle and Bottega, founded in March 2009, is a fun, unique alternative to a typical night out with friends, corporate groups, and for special events. “Our vision is for guests to walk into our studios or our partner venues and feel like they’re having a party in their living room,” says Stephanie King-Myers, President/COO and Co-Owner.
The unique approach, which combines various forms of hands-on art instruction with a glass of wine, has helped create lasting memories for Bottle & Bottega guests since 2009.
Still confused? It's essentially an art studio where anyone can come in, learn how to pain and enjoy some drinks while they do it.
The best part about them opening up a shop on South Michigan, is that it's a brand new concept in the neighborhood. Yes, there are plenty of places to drink and eat, but drink and paint? That's something new the Sloop doesn't have.
(Hat tip: AD, BM, JJ & KM!)