Friday, February 13, 2015

Work, Meet and Entertain at The Bureau (1420 S. Michigan)

It looks like the Sloop will soon have a new place to "work, meet and entertain".  What exactly that means, we're not 100% sure, but judging by the picture to the right a new place called The Bureau (not to be confused with The Bureau Bar at 75 E. 16th) is getting ready to open at 1420 S. Michigan:

If we had to guess, the business will serve as a rent-able space for meetings and events.

This building has sat vacant for a little while now, but randomly seems to have people in and out of it.  If we're not mistaken, this property was previously owned by Mathew O'Malley (owner of Wabash Tap, The Chicago Firehouse and the now closed Grace O'Malley's and City Tavern that are next door to this new place).

The last tenant was Britten, a printing company who used the space as a showroom for their business.  They closed up shop back in 2012.  While it was nice having a business instead of a vacant retail space, Britten didn't bring much to the neighborhood.

And while we're not sure what The Bureau is, it's definitely an improvement over what is there now...nothing.

Does anyone have the scoop on this place?

(Hat tip: JM!)

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