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Just Salad Opening April 7; Forbidden Root Brewery Aiming For Summer; More

Much more: Renovated Letizia's Fiore opening Thursday; three more Freshiis; Gyu-Kaku's 2nd Chicago location on track for summer; Shakou on April 16 in St. Charles; new Asian joint planned in Evanston.

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1) THE LOOP— Just Salad's initial entry into Chicago is scheduled for an April 7 arrival. The New York-based salad chain will open at 20 E. Jackson St. [EaterWire]

2) EAST VILLAGE— Forbidden Root's brewery is aiming to open in early summer. They haven't finalized their food menu, but want to serve 12 beers on tap at the space inside 1746 W. Chicago Ave. [EaterWire]

3) LOGAN SQUARE— Letizia's Fiore's renovations are complete and owner Fabio Sorano will host an opening party on Thursday with the official opening on Friday. They shuttered the bakery and made changes to their service offerings, adding a wine and cheese shop. They'll be open 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, staying open until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday's they'll open up 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. In May, the opening time for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will switch to 10 a.m. [EaterWire]

4) EVANSTON/THE LOOP/WEST LOOP— Freshii is expanding in the Chicago market with three new restaurants. The first is at Northwestern's Evanston campus and will open on April 15. The health-centric chain's then opening in June at 500 W. Madison St. in the same building as the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Another one's scheduled to open in July at the Illinois Center at 233 N. Michigan Ave. [Crain's]

5) WEST LOOP— Gyu-Kaku's second Chicago location (1364 W. Randolph St.) is on track for a summer open. [EaterWire]

6) ST. CHARLES— The second post of Shakou Sushi is slated for an April 16 opening at 312 W. Main St. in St. Charles in the burbs. The original is in Libertyville. [EaterWire]

7) EVANSTON— Plans for a new Asian restaurant, The Boiling Point, are under review by Evanston officials. The 84-seat restaurant would go inside a vacant Great Clips at 620 Davis St. [Evanston Now]

Letizia's Fiore - Natural Bakery & Ristorante

2456 N California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 773 342 4400

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