GOLD COAST– Late January will mark the opening of a new Goddess and Grocer inside the old HomeMade Pizza Co. space at 1127 N. State St. It represents a return to the Gold Coast, as Goddess and Grocer closed in February after a lease disagreement. The State Street post will be mostly grab and go. [EaterWire]
SOMEWHERE– Motor City chain Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar plans on opening a Chicago location within the next 12 months, its first eatery outside of the Mitten State. Officials haven't finalized a location, but the fast-casual concept, famous for its macaroni and cheese, has been around the Detroit area for 30 years. [Detroit Free Press]
SKOKIE– Penn Station East Coast Subs is planning to open its first of 10 Chicago-area locations on Dec. 9 in suburban Skokie on Carpenter near Touhy. The Ohio chain began in 1985 in Cincinnati and has expanded to more than 275 restaurants. [EaterWire]
LOGAN SQUARE– Bow Truss Coffee Roasters continues its expansion, this time announcing plans to serve customers at an undisclosed location near the CTA Logan Square Blue Line stop. The plan is to open by April, and along with a planned May opening for a Loop location, this gives Bow Truss five coffee shops. [DNAinfo]
LAKEVIEW– A tapas concept is planned for the former El Pacifico space at 1358 W. Belmont St., according to the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Opening isn't imminent, as the chamber says it may take a while before the restaurant owners receive the needed permits. A working name for the restaurant could be "Spanish Square." [EaterWire]
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