WEST LOOP—A modern Mexican bar and restaurant, Mas, is under construction in a former U.S. Cellular store at Washington and Halsted. Hiring is underway; expect the opening later in the spring at 800 W. Washington. [EaterWire]
STREETERVILLE—mEAT must be doing well, as another location is already in the works for somewhere in Streeterville. Ownership has not yet provided more information but they're planning to open on June 13. [EaterWire]
LAKEVIEW—Real Kitchen is also expanding after signing a lease at 3301 N. Sheffield. The second location for the casual spot has patio space and is hoping for a June opening. [EaterWire]
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