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Is Chicago’s Next Big Neighborhood…The Loop?

Throughout the Loop, announcements for new eateries have been circulating every few weeks. A few interesting restaurants that have just opened or are coming this summer include a Loop location of former Buenos Aires’ empanada inspired food truck turned local chain 5411 Empanadas at 175 N. Franklin, the fast-healthy, vegan-friendly, Austin, Texas import Snap Kitchen at 233 W. Adams, and the second U.S. outpost of New York based Just Salad at 20 E. Jackson. A particularly exciting development coming this fall will be The Marketplace in The National, a 10 stall food court from the team that delivered Longman & Eagle, Thalia Hall, and the Promontory. Housed on the ground floor of a rehabbed Daniel Burnham designed office building at 125 Clark St., The Marketplace will feature one stall for a revolving food truck, an artisanal coffee space, and a variety of local vendors. An outdoor terrace and vinyl record store are also planned for the expansive ground floor space.

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