Popular New York Winery Targets West Loop

City Winery to open in former food warehouse

A new place to see and be seen is scheduled to hit the West Loop this summer.

Michael Dorf, the owner of City Winery New York, plans to open his first off-shoot outside of NYC in a former food distribution warehouse at 1200 W. Randolph.

The 20,000 square-foot property will offer lunch, dinner and offer more than 200 concerts a year, along with private events and parties, according to a news release.

Construction on the building is expected to begin soon, and plans are to keep the old brick and timber elements. The space, which will be dubbed City Winery Chicago, will include a fully operational winery, restaurant with an outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space.

Around 90 employees will be hired to staff the new business.

Dorf had originally planned to open on the ground floor of the old Carson Pirie Scott building at Wabash and Monroe, but that was scrapped after Target required more space.

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