After Boka announced GG’s Chicken Shop this past week, rumors are swirling on the other two concepts to be announced in early 2022
BOKA restaurant group will be taking over the former Southport Lanes building, and the first of three restaurants was announced this past week.
“Boka should debut all three over the summer, but the company is only ready to reveal details about one of its entries. GG’s Chicken Shop, a fast-casual pop-up that debuted during the pandemic as a ghost kitchen operating out of the Boka’s Michelin-starred namesake in Lincoln Park, will serve fried chicken sandwiches, salads, and more.”
How fast a decade flies by. Blue Bayou closed in 2012 and had been marketed for lease for the past several years. The property has been foreclosed on and we finally have heard through the real estate rumor mill that a restaurant is looking to move into this space.
A new development has been approved at 3179 N. Clark Street called Lakeview Connection. This is currently the site of Fifth Third Bank’s drive through, and will include a smaller version of the branch, with several more retail spaces available.
A grocery store tenant has taken the second floor, and the rumor is that it will be Amazon Fresh.
The interior of Schoolyard Tavern is completely gutted, and it looks like it’s suffering the same fate as Southport Lanes
Currently, the interior of Schoolyard Tavern is completely gutted and a dismantle of some-sort is underway. The bar and backroom are both completely ripped out, along with all tables/chairs and other items that were once installed. We’ve reached out to Schoolyard Tavern after their final closing last October on what the current status is with the business, but have yet to hear back. No more website, however Facebook and Twitter are still up.
A website, Facebook page and Instagram page has been set up for Aura Candle Bar at 3338 N. Southport, former home of The Homestead Group. Information is also listed on the Chamber of Commerce website as well. More to come soon.