When Jam finally arrives in Logan Square this spring, it'll be in a pretty prime location: next door to New Wave Coffee where Logan Blvd. meets Milwaukee Ave.
The Ukrainian Village breakfast and lunch spot will join other neighbors Lula Cafe, Ciao Napoli Pizzeria and Longman & Eagle, solidifying Logan Square as one of the hot new restaurant neighborhoods in the city. Exec chef Jeffrey Mauro will keep the same menu (with possibly a few tweaks), and the design will be similar to the original location, according to Anthony Fiore, who owns Elate and partnered with Jam owner Jerry Suqi.
The demolition on the space was recently completed and they're cleaning it out and pouring the basement this week. The color scheme and fixtures will be the same as Jam No. 1, and they're going to rip out the existing facade to install an all-glass front. For that, however, they have to work with the city and a special contractor because of the building's age. That process will take many weeks.
And it looks like this may not be the last Jam that arrives. "We're thinking about another one in Pilsen," Fiore said. "[Jam] works in up-and-coming
hipster-typehip neighborhoods. I love what's going on in Pilsen. I never thought [new] places [there] would be doing business, but they're all crowded."
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