Thursday, May 09, 2013
HARRY CARAY’S RESTAURANT GROUP TO OPEN EATERY AT WATER TOWER PLACE (Chicago)
HARRY CARAY’S RESTAURANT GROUP TO OPEN EATERY AT WATER TOWER PLACE
2 Chicago Institutions Collaborate to Create the Ultimate Chicago Experience
Continuing the tradition of great food and spirited sports entertainment, the new Water Tower Place venue marks the restaurant chain’s seventh location in the hometown of the larger-than-life Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame sports announcer Harry Caray. With 2014 commemorating what would have been Caray’s 100th birthday and the centennial of Chicago’s landmark Wrigley Field, the spring 2014 opening will be a cause for celebration.
“Water Tower Place is a natural spot for Harry’s,” said Grant DePorter, CEO of HCRG. “The center is iconic, much like Harry Caray himself. Our partnership with Water Tower Place is really a union of two Chicago greats.”
“The new Harry Caray’s restaurant adds to Water Tower Place’s impressive list of specialized, local offerings,” said Mitchell Feldman, senior general manager of Water Tower Place. “The 22,000-square-foot space will bring a hometown feel to the seventh floor, commemorating one of Chicago’s most beloved sports icons, and offering a highly appealing dining option for our guests.”
Construction updates and information on special grand opening activities will be available online at www.shopwatertower.com, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopWaterTower.
More details about HCRG can be found at www.harrycaraysrestaurants.com
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About Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group
Since 1987, Harry Caray's Restaurant Group (HCRG), led by Grant DePorter, has proven to be one of Chicago's most dynamic and successful restaurant management companies. The enterprise currently operates six restaurants and an off-premise catering company.
HCRG opened its first restaurant, Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago’s River North neighborhood in 1987. The restaurant has since become a Chicago legend, and now offers additional locations in Rosemont and Lombard. Also located in Lombard, adjacent to Harry Caray’s, is Holy Mackerel!, the restaurant group’s fresh seafood concept. HCRG recently opened Harry Caray’s Tavern, a more casual version of the original Harry Caray’s, at Navy Pier in March 2010. HCRG also operates Harry Caray's at Midway Airport, the airport’s flagship restaurant. In addition, HCRG’s off-premise catering company, Harry Caray’s Catering & Events, caters many of Chicagoland's premier landmarks including the Chicago Park District, Harold Washington Library and Garfield Park Conservatory.
Named as one of the Top 75 Multiconcept Leaders in the Country by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, HCRG continues to expand its ventures. For more information, call (773) HOLY-COW or visit harrycaraysrestaurants.com.
About Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States. GGP currently owns, or has an interest in, 124 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 124 million square feet of gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit www.GGP.com.