Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Porkchop Looks To Be Opening on Dearborn - Not in Roosevelt Collection?

In a slightly surprising move, Porkchop will apparently open up shop at 555 S. Dearborn (the old spot where Pockets was):
Perhaps it was the fake out we had a few months when Smoque turned out not to be a BBQ joint, but it looks like printers row is getting a place for ribs! Taking over the old Pockets location. An interesting companion to their upcoming Roosevelt collection. The awning is already up!
Why is this surprising you may ask?  Well word just came out in April that they were going to open a South Loop location at Roosevelt Collection.

While we don't have this confirmed, it would seem like the Roosevelt Collection Porkchop won't be, right?  I mean, why would you open up two BBQ stores so close to each other?  While we think the neighborhood will be happy for some BBQ, it probably wouldn't necessitate multiple stores in one neighborhood.

Does anyone have any insight on this?

A reader provides an update:
I called an confirmed that they are indeed opening both locations!
So looks like Porkchop is looking to double down on the Sloop's desire for BBQ.

(Hat tip:  BB, AD, TR, V808!)

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