Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bitter Pops is ready to open on Lincoln Avenue

Bitter Pops Original Beer Shoppe is opening in April at 3345 N. Lincoln Avenue the weekend of April 15.  

From Bitter Pops: 

Bitter Pops Original Beer Shoppe endlessly endeavors to create the “The Ultimate Beer Experience.” We are striving to create a place where beer drinkers can experience the stories and beers from their favorite breweries. We also hope our space will encourage people to come together and enjoy the social and relaxed atmosphere that beer naturally creates.

Additionally, with a myriad of beer options in today’s market, beer drinkers can easily become overwhelmed by the beer purchasing process. Bitter Pops seeks to remedy this by applying a three tiered approach:

1) Selection:
2) Education:
3) Experience:

Finding the right beer should be simple and intuitive Learning about beer should be rewarding Journeying the process should be exciting and fun

As a specialty retail beer store, Bitter Pops focuses on selling the best selection of American Craft and International beer. Social elements of the store include:

  • Special monthly events such as brewer/supplier guest appearances
  • Weekly tastings of new beers, rare beers, and seasonal beers
  • Mini Growler & Pop service in our Tasting Room
  • Giftables, Wearables, and Packaged Edibles

Bitter Pops is located at:
3345 N. Lincoln Ave. Suite 102 
Chicago IL, 60657

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Vivial Restaurant has abruptly closed

Vivial has replaced their menu outside their front door with a "We are closed" sign today. We reached out to Vivial asking if they had closed for good and they responded "Yes".  We also checked OpenTable which confirmed no tables are available any longer.  Vivial had re-concepted last November from Spencer's Jolly Posh Foods.

More information can be read here from Eater Chicago.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bel-Port Liquors leaving when it's home at 1362 W. Belmont is sold

The building on the corner of Southport and Belmont that houses Bel-Port Liquors is currently for sale, and once a buyer comes through, the liquor store will be closing. Across the street, the building that once housed Flat-Top Grill, Burger Boss and Dojo Chicago is mostly vacant, so this area of Southport and Belmont could look quite different within a short period of time.

From the real-estate listing:
"The first floor is occupied by Bel-Port Liquors, which currently operates under a month-to-month lease and will vacate at the time of sale. Half of the first floor and the entire second floor is currently vacant, which was previously used as storage space. A new owner can take advantage of this opportunity by gut rehabbing the existing building, into a luxurious mixed-use; retail and apartment building. Each floor has one in-place bathroom and one room with plumbing in-place for a second bathroom.
The immediate area is populated with restaurants and bars, and many national retailers. The property's proximity to major thoroughfares and public transportation make it an ideal spot. This is a perfect value-add opportunity to a new investor."
The price is listed at $1,250,000 and is approx. 5100 square feet. You can see the listing here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tex-Mex and Italian/French will be 4-Star's Newest Southport Restaurants

4-Star Restaurant Group, parent company of Crosby's KitchenSmoke DaddyFrasca's Pizzeria and D.O.C. Wine Bar (and others) is expanding in Chicago's Southport Corridor, and here is the latest update:
  • Justin's Space. The former Justin's Bar & Grill space is currently gutted, and 4-Star is hoping to get in there shortly to start the construction process. The space will feature full windows from the rendering below, along with an expanded kitchen area. The name should be announced soon, and they are looking to open by fall. It will be a Tex-Mex themed restaurant along with brunch on the weekends, killer margaritas and a full tequila bar. They will be keeping the outdoor area, albeit a bit smaller.
  • Wrigleyville Dental Space  The building behind Crosby's Kitchen will be re-developed and is planning to open in 2017 as an adult restaurant and full bar with French and Italian cuisine. The name of the new restaurant will be Ella Elli, and will be open for dinner only.  
Timings are all dependent on the permit processing from the City of Chicago for both restaurants (Justin's former space is currently undergoing the permitting process). More information can be found here from DNA Info Chicago.

Monday, March 14, 2016

4-Star Restaurant Group will be keeping Justin's former outdoor patio area

Good news for former Justin's beer garden fans.  4-Star will be keeping the outdoor area in their upcoming new restaurant at 3358 N. Southport Avenue, but it will be smaller due to construction needed to expand the kitchen.

We have also heard that they will be improving it greatly, with fire pits to keep things going well into the cooler months. In addition as we mentioned before, Tex-Mex appears to be the new restaurant theme.

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Interior of the Former Mystic Celt Space is Fully Demolished

3443 N. Southport's interior is now fully gutted, making way for an upcoming retail/restaurant space that is still unknown at this time. We believe within a month or so we'll know who the tenant(s) are that will be taking the former Mystic Celt space, and Builtech Construction is performing the interior demolition according to the city's permit information.

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