Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC and Structured Development LLC, developers of the New City mixed-use project located within the thriving Clybourn Corridor at the intersection of Clybourn and Halsted Streets, announces that Earls Kitchen + Bar will join ArcLight Cinemas and Mariano's Fresh Market as New City's first retail and entertainment tenants.
New City will be a lively "neighborhood within a neighborhood" on an 8.5-acre site, combining a unique retail mix with stylish residential living. The 380,000 square feet of retail space will feature an upscale grocer and first-to-market entertainment and restaurant concepts. Additionally, New City will offer a beautiful, one-acre landscaped plaza; pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and 1,100 parking spaces. The 200 rental unit residential tower will have 16 levels with floor plans for every lifestyle, offering city living in a vibrant community.
Earls Kitchen + Bar
"We love Chicago! The food scene, the entertainment scene and the people! The New City area is the perfect demographic for us. We look forward to sharing our premium casual style with the people of Lincoln Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. The location of our restaurant at New City really feels like we are part of a neighborhood, and as a family owned restaurant, we love that," says CEO Stan Earl Fuller.
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a unique restaurant concept that marries fresh, made from scratch, often local ingredient driven interesting menus and irresistible food with beautifully designed full service dining rooms paired alongside fun, lively lounges and bars.
Each restaurant is designed uniquely for the location and region it's located in. Menus offer dishes they are famous for having 10-20% of the menu varied to allow for regional and demographic tastes, as well as local products and suppliers. Earls Kitchen + Bar is one of North America's most successful independent restaurant groups. Earls currently operates 65 restaurants - 61 of those in Canada and 5 in the United States (Denver, Colorado; Bellevue, Washington; and Miami (February 2014). New City will mark the first Midwest location for Earls.
"On behalf of moviegoers throughout Chicago we are pleased to welcome ArcLight Cinemas from California to Chicago's New City," said J. Michael Drew, principal at Structured Development.
For more than 10 years, the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas has redefined the movie-going experience for West Coast residents. The 14-screen theatre in Chicago will feature ArcLight's signature amenities including "black box" auditoriums, reserved seating, a commercial-free environment, extra-wide stadium seats, unique programming, a full bar, café and concessions.
Mariano's Fresh Market
"The 80,000 square foot Mariano's is the ideal grocery store to complement New City's neighborhood environment," said John Bucksbaum, CEO for Bucksbaum Retail Properties.
Mariano's is unlike any other store, bringing the freshest, high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world. Amenities include an Italian coffee shop serving authentic gelato, a wood-fired pizza oven, and sit down sushi as well as a full-service pharmacy...Shop well. Eat well. Live well is the philosophy here.
Bucksbaum Retail Properties is a fully integrated owner and developer of retail real estate. In addition to suburban mall and urban oriented retail developments the company is incorporating office, residential and hospitality uses into its projects. We are actively involved in understanding the relationship between a high-quality of life and the built environment. Bucksbaum Retail Properties is adapting and reusing existing real estate. We understand the demand for physical space and are adept at bridging short term market needs with long term user goals. Balancing what we do with how we do it is the paramount to our success.
Founded in January 2002, Structured Development pursues unique real estate opportunities in high density urban and suburban settings. The firm is experienced in projects as diverse as the renovation of The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Powerhouse building, a historic landmark; the redevelopment/plant improvement of a Sara Lee research facility on Goose Island (now Kendall College campus); and Blackhawk on Halsted, a multi-story mixed use urban development. Regardless of the type of project, Structured Development strives to unlock and enhance the value of real estate and to improve the urban and suburban fabric through conscious, innovative planning and development.
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