Revival Food Hall, the long-awaited food court bringing together some of Chicago’s biggest restaurant names under one roof, is opening at 7 a.m. on Thursday. The 24,000-square-foot space includes vendors like Smoque BBQ, Aloha Poke Co., The Budlong and Furious Spoon.
The court, run by 16" On Center (MONEYGUN, Promontory, etc.), the group lead by developers Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, resides on the first floor of The National, a revamped office building at 125 S. Clark St. The building has served as headquarters for ComEd, Chicago Public Schools and a bank. It still has a vault. The dream to give Loop workers better lunch options comes from the lure of 250,000 workers within walking distance of the Daniel Burnham building, which was built in 1907.
Other vendors include Farmer’s Fridge, Black Dog Gelato, Antique Taco, Brown Bag Seafood Co., Harvest Juicery, RCB, The Fat Shallot and Union Squared Pizza. Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate) will also sell bagels in the morning and her signature sweet treats. There’s also a pop-up stall that will rotate ever three months. For the opening, The Budlong will occupy that space.
The vendors have lauded 16" On Center's approach, saying that downtown is ready for a lunchtime culinary revival, which will begin in less than three days.