Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jamaica Jerk Villa Signs Lease on Motor Row

Burn (via Chicago Tribune)
On December 31st, 2014, Jamaica Jerk Villa was victim to a huge fire that destroyed their business and all the others at the rundown strip mall at the northeast corner of Cermak and Indiana.

However, with every obstacle comes an opportunity and it appears that the owners of the restaurant have seized this moment.  DNAinfo reports:
Jamaica Jerk Villa plans to return to the South Loop despite losing its business to a fire late last year.

The Caribbean restaurant serving jerk chicken and fish has signed a lease at 2216 S. Michigan Ave., according to building owner Windy City RE LLC. Jerk Villa is applying for a liquor license and plans to open the new Motor Row restaurant this summer.
While we've never been to the restaurant, we have contemplated it many many times.  For whatever reason the conspicuously questionable corner of State and Cermak has always caused us to opt for different options.

Anyway, the move to Motor Row seems like a great thing for this business.  While they might not get the foot traffic, theoretically they could be setup better for the longterm as the city continues to push for Motor Row to become something.

Looking forward to trying them out (finally!).

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