Bow Truss owner Phil Tadros has eyed Roscoe Village for about a year, and on Monday signed a lease on a 1,000-square foot space in the area. He hopes to open up a new outpost of his coffee shop mini chain in August with a few kid-friendly ideas.
Tadros said he could open up earlier at 2004 W. Roscoe St., but he has two other openings to focus on first. There's the Logan Square spot, which will share similar footprint to Roscoe Village. That could open on June 1 at 2631 N. Kedzie Ave. Another Bow Truss will open in The Loop, probably around July 1 at 190 S. LaSalle St. The original Bow Truss in Lakeview on Broadway Street will also go though some changes, Tadros added.
Roscoe Village held appeal as Tadros' wife lived in the area and the chance to service and area with a scarcity of coffee shops. That's the similar rationale that Tadros used in Pilsen, and some folks disagreed with the assessment. In Roscoe Village, Tadros only counts the Starbucks Coffee, a mere half a block west from the Bow Truss site.
The new location will also be more kid friendly. One of the ideas he tossed around is lower counters for younger customers, as well as a hot chocolate station.
UPDATE: As a commenter pointed out, HERO Coffee Bar opened in April at 2111 W. Roscoe St. That's two blocks west of the Bow Truss site.