LOGAN Square — The hospitality team at the rear of buzzy spots Lardon and Union, a pair of neighboring dining establishments that debuted throughout from the California Blue Line station in the previous year, is opening a 3rd institution on the exact same corner — this a person centered about craft cocktails.
Just a several months immediately after opening Union, and about a 12 months right after opening Lardon, Steve Lewis and Chris Thompson, of Meadowlark Hospitality, are gearing up to open The Meadowlark at California Avenue and Palmer Street.
The cozy cocktail bar is having over section of the 100-12 months-old making that also residences Lardon and Union, 2200 N. California Ave.
The 30-seat bar will provide a range of “apothecary-style” craft cocktails designed with seasonal and fresh new ingredients, in accordance to a news launch. It will have a speakeasy vibe in that it’ll be available through an unmarked door in the building’s back alley.
Lewis and Thompson want The Meadowlark to be an “intimate, dimly lit cocktail haven that exudes vintage Chicago charm,” they reported in the release.
While they are opening the back again alley cocktail bar right after Lardon and Union, it wasn’t an afterthought, they said.
“Three a long time in the past, when we discovered this beautiful making in our neighborhood, we understood we preferred to create a few essentially distinct ordeals less than a person roof that by some means managed to complement 1 other in a incredibly unique way,” Lewis reported in the launch.
“With Lardon, Union and now The Meadowlark, we’ve poured our hearts into restoring this creating with the objective of retaining the exceptional appeal which is so quintessentially ‘Chicago,’ but in a vivid way that feels both equally new and interesting as the community proceeds to grow and prosper and embraces the exclusive character of each individual principle in just.”
Lewis and Thompson stated they prepare to launch a lot more particulars about The Meadowlark, which includes an opening date, in the coming months. It’s predicted to open this summertime.
The California Avenue making, the previous household of vegan cafe and tunes venue Township, has been through a transformation in excess of the previous few a long time.
Lewis and Thompson acquired the creating in 2019, about two a long time right after Township shut down, and gave it a gut rehab, opening Lardon final summer months and Union in March.
Lardon is a sandwich location with household-healed meats and charcuterie plates, although Union is a bar/restaurant specializing in new American cuisine and domestically brewed beer. Each spots have observed achievements, earning rave opinions from critics and locals.
Before teaming up to start Meadowlark Hospitality, Lewis ran Centennial Crafted Beer + Eatery in River North, and Thompson was a lover at Lakeview’s Coda di Volpe and helped operate A16 in San Francisco and The Nickel in Denver. They stay in Logan Square.
The Meadowlark is the duo’s 3rd establishment. For opening updates, check out the bar’s Instagram.
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