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Photos: Behold The Giant, Beautiful Food Hall Coming To The Loop

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 10, 2016 5:39PM

By Christina Noel

When you think of Chicago and its restaurants, the Loop isn't likely to come to mind. Bustling during the week, Chicago's downtown often falls quiet on evenings and weekends as Chicagoans spend their time in other neighborhoods.

But the minds behind Revival Food Hall think all that is about to change. We reported on some developments with the hall a few weeks ago, but now we have finally gotten a look inside.

The massive 24,000 square-foot project, located in on the ground floor of the Daniel Burnham building, "The National," will gather local artisan foods from Chicago neighborhoods to bring more heart and soul to the Loop dining scene.

Spotlighting the best of the Chicago chef-driven concepts under one roof, the hall will have everything from a multi-roaster coffeeshop and cocktail bar, to pizza by Union Pizza, tacos by Antique Taco, handmade ramen by Furious Spoon, and more: a 43-foot communal table and plenty of banquettes, and window seating for fast-casual dining.

A love letter to Chicago, the food hall's furniture, fixtures, metalwork and more are crafted by local artisans, and the Adams Street entrance will feature curated rotating art exhibit featuring the city's artists. The 16” On Center space will also include a record store and reading corner featuring books and records for retail sale by Chicago's own small, independent record labels and publishers.

The building, originally home of the The Commercial National Bank of Chicago, (and soon to be home to the new Paper Source headquarters and four floors of WeWork's shared office space) retains two of its original bank vaults in the basement, and boasts a mid-century lounge with outdoor patio on the sixth floor, all available for events which can be conveniently catered by Revival Food Hall vendors.

Can't make it out of the office for lunch? You'll be able to call up Revival Food Hall and have them collect items from their acclaimed vendors to bring the best of Chicago's neighborhood dining right to your desk.

Revival Food Hall is at 125 S. Clark St. and is slated to open in August of this year.