Thursday, August 29, 2013

Giordano's at 14th & Michigan Aiming for Late Sept Opening

Image inside Giordano's South Loop (Photo via Lizzie Shiffman DNA INFO)
Deep dish lovers rejoice (via DNAinfo):
After months of building problems slowed construction plans, Giordano's pizza franchisee Joe Chojnowski hopes to open a deep dish pizzeria at 1340 S. Michigan Ave. by the end of September.
Build-out is underway at the former Cook County Courthouse building, a seven-story Classic Revival-style structure that made Preservation Chicago's endangered list in 2006.
It truly is a unique/lovely building for the neighborhood and glad to see it restored.  For those interested in additional details about the inside of the restaurant:
The finished product will include a horseshoe-shaped bar that seats 25, and tables for nearly 100 diners, Chojnowski said. The eatery will offer delivery and pickup in addition to sit-down dining. 
"We're excited to be coming to this area," he said. "I think Giordano's is gonna be well welcomed here. We've had a very good response so far from people stopping by, asking when we're opening. I think it's going to be a good location."

What remains a mystery (or at least we aren't aware of it) is what the rest of the building has in store.  Last we heard it was set to be condos, but honestly we're not sure.  It seems like the rage in the area is apartments vs. condos.

Anyone know anything?

(Hat tip: LS!)

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