Saturday, January 12, 2013

Butterfield Kitchen Coming to Roosevelt CTA Stop

Via butterfield kitchen facebook page
Thanks to a post on our message board, it appears that Butterfield Kitchen is coming to 22 E. Roosevelt.  And from what we can tell that location is actually inside the North entrance to the CTA at Roosevelt.

We've mentioned that there was space and have pondered whether or not something was coming into this location.  After some additional internet sleuthing it appears that Butterfield Market will be coming to this spot.

So what is Butterfield Kitchen?  Well according to their website, they're a catering company.  While it doesn't have a ton of information on their site, it appears they have some good looking food (as far as we can tell from their pictures).  Of more interest to us, there is also a tab dedicated to "CTA Cafes".  It doesn't offer up any additional info, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to connect the dots.

Further, if you look at their Facebook page they have a picture of a build-out at a CTA stop.  They also have a post with a business license for 22 East Roosevelt and a caption reading:
And we move closer to debuting our first retail location!

If you don't believe us here is a side-by-side picture from their facebook page and a pic we shot back in 2011:

It also sounds like they've announced a similar type of CTA cafe at the Jefferson Park blue line (via nadignewspapers):
Also at the terminal, Butterfield Kitchen is set to open this summer inside the former doughnut shop inside the CTA terminal’s lobby at 4917 N. Milwaukee Ave. Butterfield’s is installing a new kitchen and bakery and will offer sandwiches, salads, scones and prepared meals, which commuters can take home in the evening.
So there you have it, Butterfield Kitchen is coming to the CTA stop (not the new building just East of the CTA stop -- which we continue to hear is Jersey Mike's).  The final question is whether or not the new "drive-thru" window is for them to sell stuff.  We assume so, but only time will tell.
New "drive-thru window" under the tracks...we assume this was installed for the new Butterfield Kitchen
(Hat tip: TS & Sloop1!)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting new business. I like the idea of being able to bring home prepared meals.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the eL, has anyone else noticed the huge uptick in gang tagging all over the stairwell at the "new" south entrance? Wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that there are zero CTA employees at that entrance?