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Mexican Restaurant to replace Standing Room Only

 Coming Soon to Printers Row: Mexican Restaurant! The For Lease Sign at Standing Room Only, 610 S Dearborn has been removed.  My Sources tell me a Mexican Restaurant will takeover.  What are your thoughts? I'm very excited! More indoor seating than Flaco's and a huge patio space! I will update the post once I know the name of the new restaurant.

Fire at Bar 22

A Fire inside of Bar22 temporarily closes the Bar. Crews responded to an inside fire at Bar22 located at 2244 S Michigan on April 23rd. No injuries were reported.  Bar22 will be temporarily closed for the time being. They plan to reopen in the Summer.  

Kroll's is reopening!

 Kroll's South Loop is back! Kroll's announced on social media last fall that Kroll's last day would be on September 13th. They did mention there was a chance that they could return next year depending on things went with the pandemic. Well, yesterday Kroll's posted on social media that they are reopening this Spring! An official date hasn't been announced yet, but I'll update this post when the opening date is set! 

The NOW Massage coming soon.

 The NOW Massage South Loop to open at 1109 S Wabash The NOW is designed to serve as a sanctuary from the bustling city. Our aesthetic incorporates raw elements and natural materials to create a chic, minimalist oasis. Interiors are inspired by nature. Natural wood surfaces and exposed beams are coupled with sheep skins and rawhides, cactus galleries and crystal grids. All the elements are aligned with nature and form the ultimate escape for the next level relaxation.  I'm personally very excited for the NOW Massage to join the South Loop! Congratulations and Welcome!! 

UChicago Medicine to replace Mercy Medical at Dearborn Station?

  Is UChicago Medicine heading to Dearborn Station? According to a permit application, it appears UChicago Medicine is going to replace Mercy Medical at Dearborn Station. Now UChicago Medicine already has a South Loop location at 1101 S Canal inside Southgate Market. I would hope they are just expanding their footprint in the South Loop and not closing the Southgate Market location. I know recently Mercy Hospital was purchased. The purchase now allows the Hospital to stay open. However, does that mean Mercy Medical at Dearborn Station will stay open too? I guess time will tell.

Back at Wrigley Field

MrSouthLoop Heads to Wrigley Field!  Yesterday April 7th, I headed back to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Upon arriving to Wrigleyville via the Red Line. We stopped over at Shake Shack before the game for a quick burger and fries before the game. After that, we headed over to the iconic Wrigley Field sign for some photos! You can't head to a Cubs game without taking a picture of the iconic sign.  After we were done with our photos, we were ready to enter the ballpark. Our tickets were on the Ballpark app, and the ticket tells you where to enter. Our entry spot was Gallagher Way. We headed over to the Gallagher Way entrance. We showed an employee our tickets and we were let into Gallagher Park. We then walked to the Gallagher Way entrance, as seen in the photo above. There was plenty of signage throughout the entrance and ballpark to remind you of the Covid Protocols. We then scanned our tickets via a contactless reader, walked through a contactless m

Apolonia Chicago Opening April 16th.

 Apolonia Chicago Opening April 16th. Apolonia Chicago, Located at 2201 S Michigan Ave announced this morning via Instagram, they are opening on April 16th. Apolonia Chicago is from the S.K.Y. Restaurant team.  S.K.Y. is located at 1239 W 18th Street You can book your reservations now at via Resy. I personally can't wait for this restaurant to open! It will be a great addition to the South Loop.

The Love Fridge has joined the South Loop.

The Love Fridge now open at 2023 S Prairie.  The Love Fridge, a collective that practices mutual aid grounded in food. The Fridge allows neighbors to take what they need and leave what they can.  Located outside at 2023 S Prairie.    Things you can donate: Sealed Packaged Foods Cheeses  Fresh Fruit  Fresh Vegetables  Table Sauces  Pastry  Bread Unopened Pasteurized Milk and Yogurt Unopened Fruit Juices Fresh Eggs (with a use-by date) Cured Meats (in a sealed container with a use-by date)  Things not to donate: Raw Meat Raw Fish Alcohol Raw Milk Cheeses Unlabelled muti ingredient items half-eaten leftovers