Wells St. Market, the latest food hall to invade downtown Chicago is opening next week, just south of the river and east of Wacker Drive and Lake Street. The market, which features 10 food vendors and one for fresh-cut flowers, is set to open on Wednesday, June 20 at 205 W. Wacker Drive. Loop lunchers will find sushi from Takashi Yagihashi, sandwiches from Jimmy Bannos Jr. (The Purple Pig) and Jeff Mauro (Pork & Mindy’s), plus creative pierogis and grain bowls.
Studio K designed the 10,500-square-foot space with bright lighting, modern furniture, and huge windows. The space has room for 250 people and there’s a center bar that serves food.
Here’s a directory of tenants. Take a stroll through the space below. Wells St. Market opens on June 20.
- Piggie Smalls (Purple Pig’s Jimmy Bannos Jr.)
- Tabo Sushi (Takashi Yagihashi)
- Dos Toros (N.Y.-based burrito chain)
- Tempesta Market (Spin-off of West Town Italian sandwich maker)
- Pork & Mindy’s (Another location of Jeff “Sandwich King” Mauro’s creative sandwich chain)
- Firecakes (The doughnut chain; owner Jonathan Fox consulted on the food hall)
- The Chow Brothers (creative pierogis, Polish-inspired Cuban sandwiches, and more)
- FARE (healthy bowls, bone broth, and more from a pair of restaurant veterans)
- Grand Central Bar (sandwiches, oysters, and cocktails)
- Furious Spoon (Another location of Shin Thompson’s ramen chain)
- Flowers for Dreams (non-edible flowers, don’t even try)