Thursday, February 27, 2014

Aurelio's Pizza to Open "Flagship" Restaurant at 1212 S. Michigan

The battle for the South Loop pizza market continues to heat up.  Last year it was Giordano's moving into the neighborhood.  Now it appears Aurelio's is entering the fray (via Chicago Eater):
Mostly-Midwestern pizza chain Aurelio's Pizza is planning a large flagship location in the South Loop, according to a press release from a real estate firm. 
The 5,000 square-foot space occupies most of the ground-floor of a residential building at 1212 S. Michigan and will be run by the Aurelio's corporation, the release states. Opening timeframe and other details are currently unknown.
We've only had Aurelio's once and remember it positively.

In regard to the location, we assume it will be in the space underneath Snap Fitness since that's the only vacant space on the ground floor that we know of:

Seems like a pretty good spot for a pizza place.  They will get a ton of foot traffic from Soldier Field, Museum Campus and Grant Park.  Slightly surprised Giordano's didn't snap up that location, but good for Aurelio's.  Best of luck!

(Hat tip: JB!)

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