Friday, March 14, 2014

Two New Restaurants Coming to Roosevelt Collection? Maybe a Container Store Also?

Last year was a big year for Roosevelt Collection retail, but the one thing that never really panned out was the eating establishments that were proposed.  Maybe 2014 will be the year that changes (via Eater Chicago):
People in the Gold Coast aren't the only diners who will get a new restaurant from Miae Lim. The former Japonais partner is also opening an unnamed restaurant in the Roosevelt Collection urban mall and condo complex, joining Wicker Park's Mirai Sushi and the upcoming Gold Coast expansion in the restaurateur's portfolio.
Details on the new restaurant are few, but a Roosevelt Collection marketing agent calls it "a new casual gourmet concept" and lists the space at 3,200 square-feet. It's scheduled to open at some point this year.

The post also provides an update on another announced restaurant:
Roosevelt Collection reps also say that this restaurant is in a different space than Roger Greenfield's aborted Chica Loca; they hope to complete a separate deal next week for a different restaurant there.
Hopefully this is true and two new restaurants will be coming to the hood.

A little foreshadowing for a post next week - Chica Loca will be coming off of our business counter.  More to come on this topic.

Finally, a construction savvy reader sent us an email:
Container Store at Roosevelt Collection. Saw that they were soliciting bids for this build out, but didn't see anything on the store website.
We tried to find some info on the web about this, but came up empty.  Regardless, a nice rumor for your Friday morning.

(Hat tip:  TCH!)

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