Popular confectioner Molly’s Cupcakes is slated to open a fresh location in Fulton Market, its fourth in the Chicago area, next to the the Morgan “L” station. The cupcake shop will open at 177 N. Morgan Street in mid-July, a representative confirmed, though there’s no official opening date. The location is right beside fellow dessert spot Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, which opened in 2017.
Molly’s is best known for its vast and varied cupcake menu, which offers classic options such as vanilla and red velvet, as well as center-filled cupcakes like the “Peach Cobbler” with vanilla cake, cinnamon peach puree, brown sugar streusel, whipped cream, and sliced peach. A full-service spot for customers with a sweet tooth, the shop also offers cookies, cheesecake, pies, and ice cream. Diners can doctor up their treats at the “Sprinkle Station.”
There’s no word yet whether or not the Fulton Market spot will offer cocktails, an option available to customers at the Streeterville location, or whether the shop will contain the same playful schoolyard park swings seen in other Molly’s Cupcakes. As in all Molly’s shops, all items will be baked on site. The Morgan Street building formerly housed a Taylor Gourmet outpost, which closed last year, and was once slated for a FireFin Poke Shop before plans fell through in 2017.
Founder and native Iowan John Nicolaides named the business in honor of his third-grade teacher “Miss Molly,” who shared her homemade cupcakes with her students. To honor Molly, a portion of proceeds go to directly to community schools. Molly’s currently operates in Streeterville, Lincoln Park, and Naperville, as well as locations in New York, Iowa, and Ohio. Stay tuned for more details on the newest location in Fulton Market.