Thursday, June 20, 2019

Some Juicy Renderings of the Planned Printers Row Roots Pizza

The Roots Pizza post from Monday is a hot topic (some excited, some questioning why we need more pizza in the Sloop).  Regardless of your feelings, a reader posted in the comments a link to some renderings.  If you're like us, you're excited about this infill and can all rally around a retractable roof, right?  From
Address: 742 South Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654
Neighborhood: Printers Row
Square Footage: 9,600
The third location of Roots Handmade Pizza is projected to open in 2020 across from Dearborn Station, adjacent to Printers Row and Jones College Prep.

The first-floor cozy ambience will contrast the second floor’s entertainment-focused vibe and both spaces will be curated in a manner to capture different market segments. The first floor will give semblance to a neighborhood pizzeria, more in the style of the original Roots location, where visitors will feel at home. A dog-friendly sidewalk cafe will line Polk Street, in addition to a separate entrance on Dearborn to be used for carryout, delivery, and curbside pickup.

The second-floor space is designed with corporate functions and alcohol sales in mind. The retractable roof will highlight the premiere indoor/outdoor dining space in the South Loop. Roots will pursue licensing to allow live music and DJs and the d├ęcor will create an ambiance to reflect a destination for nightlife, entertainment, and heavily produced corporate events. In total, the restaurant will seat approximately 340 people.

Looking west from Dearborn

Looking east from Federal

Looking north from Polk

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