On May 11, Chicago will get an ambitious (and long-anticipated) new food hall packed with concepts from local chefs, mixologists, and brewers. When the complex opens in the city's West Loop neighborhood, Politan Row Chicago will house 13 distinct concepts and a standalone beverage spot…
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A food hall from the company behind St. Roch Market (Miami, New Orleans) is headed to the West Loop.
Politan Row (111 N. Aberdeen St.) will open in May in the same building that houses the McDonald’s headquarters. The hall will include a beer garden focused on German beer, and Bar Politan, which will feature craft cocktails.
It’s official: the owners of St. Roch Market, a popular New Orleans food hall, are bringing the concept to Chicago’s West Loop. Caught in a legal battle with the city of New Orleans over the use of the St. Roch name, the Chicago food hall will be called Politan Row and should open in May inside the same building that houses McDonald’s corporate headquarters at 111 N. Aberdeen Street in the West Loop.