Our post linked to an article from the Chicago Journal stating that the opening was being delayed until January 2013 due to permitting issues. We also linked to a Chicagorealestatedaily.com post announcing that a city development panel approved a $628,000 TIF to with the build-out of the property.
Fast forward to now and it's January 2013 and we still haven't heard much. We know that these things take time and often encounter bumps in the road. However, we found it interesting/confusing that the city's website just announced that a TIF proposal for the brewery was just introduced into city council by the mayor this week.
We don't know the procedural steps in TIF's being granted, but we thought this was a done deal. Sure seems to be taking a long time.
Mayor Emanuel's quote on the TIF:
“This project will help Motor Row fulfill its role as an important link between the South Loop and the Near South Side,” Mayor Emanuel said.Anyone got the scoop on Broad Shoulders Brewing?