Wicker Park Neighbors Help Indoor Mini Golf Bar Clear Major City Hurdle

An indoor nine-hole miniature golf course and bar is one swing closer to opening in Wicker Park. Located at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave, The Big Mini needs a zoning change in order to receive a building permit. And to receive a zoning change, they needed help from neighbors. The Wicker Park Committee voted unanimously Wednesday…

Weed-Themed Sub Chain Prepares to Ignite With Two Chicago Locations

A pot-inspired sandwich chain is coming to Chicago to capitalize on the buzz over legal recreational marijuana as Cheba Hut inches toward its debut in the city with two locations. One local franchisee has signed a lease in Wicker Park, the company confirmed, while another is working to lock down a space in Wrigleyville or…

Meta Wine Wins Support Of Neighbors Ahead Of Opening In Mayfair Warehouse

Founders of a new Mayfair winery presented their plans — and their wines — to supportive Irving Park neighbors this week. Meta Wine plans to open a wholesale wine operation along with tasting room and shop at a cavernous former ice warehouse at 4300 W. Montrose Ave. Meta Wine founder Walter Clements, general manager Jennifer…

Marshalls Opening Route 59 Store In Shorewood

Contractors are busy working this week inside the former Babies R Us store in Shorewood. It’s being converted into a Marshalls department store. The new Marshalls will go near the Staples store in the same shopping plaza along Route 59 that includes the Mariano’s grocery store. Bugle Newspapers recently published an article revealing Marshalls would open its new…

Renowned S.K.Y. Chef to Open South Loop Restaurant Near McCormick Place

The chef behind S.K.Y. in Pilsen is preparing to open his second restaurant. Stephen Gillanders homaged his wife’s initials at S.K.Y., now he’s honoring his grandmother’s name with Apolonia, scheduled to open in early fall in South Loop. He and his staff will focus on European-Mediterranean cuisine. The 100-seater is at 2201 S. Michigan Avenue, near McCormick Place…

Carbondale to get new Homegoods retail store

HomeGoods will open in Carbondale on February 23. The new 20,800 square-foot store is located in University Place at 1300 East Main Street. HomeGoods merchandise departments include furniture, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, kitchen and dining, bedding, bath, kids’ decor and toys, pet accessories, storage, workspace, outdoor, gourmet, wellness and more. KFCS12 // Steve Pobst //…

First Look: Topgolf unveils new ‘lounge’ concept

Topgolf Entertainment Group has opened a new, smaller format combining an upscale restaurant and bar with virtual gaming experiences. The fast-growing sports and entertainment company debuted the concept, called Lounge by Topgolf, at Kirkland Urban, a new 1.2 million sq.-ft. mixed-use residential and retail development in downtown Kirkland, Wash. The venue houses a 9,200-sq.-ft. restaurant,…

PharmaCann Eyes Old Logan Square Bank Building For New Weed Dispensary

PharmaCann, a Chicago-based weed company that operates in multiple states, is looking to open a dispensary in Logan Square, its first in the city. The company has submitted applications to open the dispensary in the Logan Square State and Savings Bank building at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to legislation filed with the city. It’s…

West Loop Weed: Natural Care Company To Pitch Neighbors On Randolph Street Dispensary

A plan to open a weed dispensary on Randolph Street’s popular Restaurant Row will be shown to neighbors during a community meeting this week. Natural Care Company will detail it plans for 810 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop at a 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday at 560 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 100, according to…

Bottleworks Adds More Food Tenants

The developers of the $300 million Bottleworks District in downtown Indianapolis have announced two more tenants joining The Garage food hall. The new tenants plan to open next summer as part of the project’s first phase. A new concept, Azucar Morena, plans to offer Venezuelan fare, and the Chicago-based Furious Spoon will open a ramen shop….

Cinnaholic to bring gourmet cinnamon rolls to downtown Naperville

A plant-based diet enthusiast who also loves baked goods is bringing the best of both worlds to downtown Naperville with a new business called Cinnaholic. Kaleen Barbera is set to open a franchise in early 2020 of the gourmet cinnamon roll shop based in Berkeley, California, bringing its signature rolls made without eggs or dairy —…

Lockport City Council: Officials approve amendment to allow car dealership construction at the Lockport Square

The Lockport City Council approved an amendment to the Lockport Square development at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, which will officially clear the way for a car dealership to begin construction in the development. Lockport Legend // Jessie Molloy //  View The Full Article