There has been some healthy discussion about Bureau Bar, the proposed local bar angling to open at 75 E. 16th street.
We didn't know much about the place, but received this brief description from them:
At Bureau Bar, we are committed to a standard of excellence that provides our “neighborhood family” with a memorable experience, and just a few steps away from home. With an amazing cocktail list served up by our wonderful bartenders and mixologists, an awesome variety of craft brews, and a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere that rivals your favorite hideaway, Bureau Bar is sure to be top of your list for an after work pit stop, a cozy night out, or just an amazing time with colleagues and friends. More exciting, Bureau Bar gives you everything you can want in a neighborhood bar, we make you feel like you are at home.It sounds like the hold up on them opening is due to objections around their liquor license. If you would like to support them, they're soliciting signatures for their online petition:
Petition in support of Bureau Bar LLC’s tavern Liquor license
We the residents and legal voters within the South Loop Communities support Bureau Bar LLC, who has applied for a tavern liquor license for the proposed location of (75 east 16th street) We are in support of Bureau Bar LLC receiving the tavern liquor license required.