Spotted this new cafe buildout happening at 2336 S Wabash, opposite the Wabash Club Townhomes development.
Looks pretty far along with furniture in, the counter in place, and what looks to be a patio out front.
It'll be a good addition to this part of the Sloop as right now there are no cafe options in area. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come, spurred on by the new El station and the development commitments the city has for the immediate area.
Here's hoping they do a good breakfast at the weekend....I'm tired of having to wait 45 mins for a table at the usual Sloop suspects!Seems a little generous to call a place at 2336 S. Wabash the "South Loop", but we won't hold that against them (although we imagine many might). As most of you probably know there isn't a ton of activity south of Cermak yet, but this is a good sign.
It seems like business owners are starting to understand that the city is really investing in this area (see Cermak CTA stop and DePaul Arena). Only time will tell if we've reached the tipping point on the greater Motor Row area.
(Hat tip: DN!)