Back towards the beginning of January, plans for a new bar & restaurant were first announced for the recently developed Maggie Daley Park in the Loop. At that point, many of the specific details were still unknown other than Chicago-based Four Corners Tavern would be building and operating the new space, but now fast forward about six weeks, and we’re able to now view some early renderings of this amazing new downtown restaurant.
First released at the Grant Park Conservancy meeting last night, the proposed concept is from SPACE Architects and Site Design Group, and from the early looks of it, we couldn’t be more excited.
The building’s exterior consists almost entirely of glass, completely preserving sightlines to Buckingham Fountain, as well as the other beautiful park surroundings that will make this spot unique. Additionally, the front of the restaurant will open up in the summer months, allowing for diners to fully take in the beauty and activity that’s sure to surround the new Maggie Daley Park once it’s fully completed, and the green roof will actually offer walkable space and blend seamlessly into the landscape.
Despite the release of the renderings however, we’re still a little ways away from the official grand opening, which won’t be until sometime in early 2016.
So for now, stay tuned for more details