Food Truck Dock, Chef-driven Food Court Planned for Loop Development
A food court, called The Marketplace, is planned for the ground floor with fast-casual eateries and “a collection of the most eclectic local food vendors.” There’s also space for workers to bring back their lunches procured outside from food trucks. Inside, an “in-house artisanal coffee lounge,” is planned, according to a project description.
There’s also the involvement of developer Craig Golden, who’s invested in Dusek’s, Longman & Eagle, The Promontory and Thalia Hall. Crain’s noted that Longman & Eagle’s founding partner, chef Jared Wentworth, is also part of the project. The National’s management also wants to attract other big-name chefs to The Marketplace.
The building at Adams and Clark had served as the headquarters for Chicago Public Schools. Looks like it will be ready for new tenants in the fall.