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Boystown Establishments React to Orlando, CJ Jacobson's Ema Opening This Month, More Intel

Plus, McDonald's confirms its headquarters' move to West Loop

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—In the wake of the deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub over the weekend, restaurants, bars and clubs in Chicago's Boystown are showing support for the victims as well as stepping up security measures. NBC5 catches up with owners of Roscoe's, Sidetrack, and Hydrate, as well as community organizations, politicians and law enforcement.

Ema, the restaurant from Top Chef C.J. Jacobson and Lettuce Entertain You in the Hyatt Place hotel in River North, is slated to open by the end of the month. The restaurant is running a contest with prizes for the opening week that you can enter here.

McDonald's confirmed the move of its corporate headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to Oprah Winfrey's former West Loop stomping grounds, Crain's reports. The move, which includes Hamburger University, is slated to be completed by spring 2018.

—In another update on highly-anticipated restaurants, Smyth and The Loyalist, the dual restaurants from acclaimed husband and wife team John and Karen Urie Shields, are now slated to open in late July and August, respectively, at 175 N. Ada St. Check out a preview video here.

Baderbrau is scheduled to finally fully open its brewpub, brewery and retail store on June 18 at 2515 S. Wabash.

—Check out a video of the spring 10-course chef's tasting menu at Acadia via this link, and read the menu below.


2515 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 890-2728


3356 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 281-3355 Visit Website


3458 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 975-9244 Visit Website


1639 South Wabash Avenue, , IL 60616 (312) 360-9500 Visit Website


3349 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 477-9189 Visit Website