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Bow Truss Coffee Roasters Flooding Chicago With Nine New Shops

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Massive expansion plan is in motion.

The site of a future Bow Truss at 165 W. Chicago Ave.
The site of a future Bow Truss at 165 W. Chicago Ave.
Phil Tadros
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

What started as a small Lakeview storefront on Broadway is now much grander, as Bow Truss Coffee Roasters founder Phil Tadros unveiled an aggressive expansion plan for Chicago. Tadros revealed addresses for nine new locations, among them the previously announced Mariano Park/Viagra Triangle space. Tadros also said even more are on their way, although he's not quite ready to reveal the other locations.

Already riding that third wave of coffee, Tadros operates seven spots in Chicago and one in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Roscoe Village spot opened last month. When Intelligentsia Coffee was swallowed by Peet's Coffee last year, Intelligentsia's founder said his company was "still a great Chicago brand," but now Tadros' expansion is poised to further carve out Bow Truss' Chicago footprint. In comparison, Intelligentsia operates six coffee bars in the city. Tadros founded Bow Truss in 2012 and last year opened a coffee plant in West Town to boost retail production.

Check out the list of planned new Bow Trusses below:

Old Irving: Opening March/April
4185 W. Irving Park Road

West Lakeview: Opening April/May

Bucktown: Opening 2017

Evanston: Opening 2016/2017
1571 Maple Ave.

Gold Coast/Mariano Park: Opening April/May
1031 N. State St.

River West/West Town: Opening June/July
500 N. Milwaukee Ave.

River North: Opening April/May
25 E. Illinois St.

Wicker Park: Opening 2017

River North: Opening April/May
165 W. Chicago Ave.