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E.leaven Shutters Flagship on Ontario to Focus on Catering

More downtown cafes may be on the horizon.

These food trucks will still be operational
These food trucks will still be operational

If you've been near the Mag Mile lately and have tried to pop into E.Leaven for a bagel or a sandwich, you may have noticed darkened lights and a sign on the door. That's because the bakery, breakfast and lunch standby closed its flagship bakery and eatery on Ontario Street in order to move to a new production facility that will focus on catering operations for the near future.

Director of corporate catering and business development Richard Howell says the company, which also has a location in Wyoming, is hoping to open more retail locations downtown in summer or fall, as well as offer their products in markets and stores. The E.Leaven food trucks will still roam the streets.

It is unknown what will take E.Leaven's place at 54 E. Ontario Street. E.Leaven was in business for more than six years there, giving tourists and office workers an option for in-house baked goods, sandwiches, and other fast-casual breakfast and lunch options.

E.Leaven Food Company

54 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 202-0899 Visit Website