Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sweet Bean Sign Appears on Former Bongo Room Space (Roosevelt and Wabash)

One Asian restaurant closes, another (but very different) appears to be opening (via Eater):

South Loop: A “coming soon” sign for a new Japanese-Taiwanese cafe called Sweet Bean is visible in the window at 1152 S. Wabash Avenue, and operators have put up several job postings on Culinary Agents. The space previously housed a South Loop outpost of popular breakfast and brunch mini-chain Bongo Room, which closed in 2019.

Very curious to see what comes of this.  It's a very high trafficked corner of the neighborhood, so will be curious to see what type of reception it gets.

That said, a "Japanese-Taiwanese cafe" has us intrigued.

Here is a pic from the Hello South Loop facebook page a neighbor posted

(Hat tip: AH!)

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