Archive for April, 2016

DNA Info: Maggie Daley Park Restaurant OK’d By Plan Commission

April 21st, 2016

Maggie Daley Park Restaurant OK’d By Plan Commission
By Ted Cox TED COX / Rendering Space Architects + Planners

CITY HALL – The Plan Commission approved a new slimmed-down proposal for a restaurant at Maggie Daley Park Thursday, over objections it wasn’t slimmed down enough.

The proposal for what’s being called Maggie’s at the Park, 352 E. Monroe St., is half the size of an earlier design.

Heather Gleason, of the Chicago Park District, testified that it was intended as a “replacement” for an earlier concession stand at what was then a mini-golf course at the site. But community activist Allan Mellis complained it was more a restaurant than a concession stand, and that it might draw a rowdier, beer-drinking clientele than the families who might be expected to patronize a concession stand at the park. That said, he cheered the new restrooms on site…

Press | Posted by Carolyn Chapple

Curbed Chicago: Updated Rendering of the Proposed Maggie Daley Restaurant Breaks Cover

April 13th, 2016

By Jay Koiarz / Rendering Space Architects + Planners

Fresh on the heels of a recently released set of diagrams, comes an honest-to-goodness artistic rendering of Space Architects + Planners’ redesigned Maggie Daley Park restaurant. If approved by the city, the controversial glass-walled eatery is expected to open sometime in 2017.

Construction will be privately financed by Chicago’s Four Corners Tavern Group who will also operate the business as part of a 10-year initial agreement. Four Corners will also pay the Chicago Park District $75,000 in yearly rent along with between 5 and 10 percent of its gross sales . . .

Press | Posted by Carolyn Chapple