CHICAGO (CBS) — A new coffee roasting house is coming to bustling Broadway in East Lakeview, according to a recent report.
Eater.com reports that entrepreneur Philip Tadros plans to open the new Bow & Truss Roasting House at 2934 N. Broadway, which until recently had housed the headquarters of Tadros’ digital design agency.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Wave Of Downpours Coming Early Friday Morning
Tadros also mentions plans for Bow & Truss on his own Web site.
The roastery is set to open in about a month, and is awaiting delivery of a Probat coffee roaster, Eater reported. Tadros has also set up relationships with farmers in Central America as sources, the publication reported.
Once Bow & Truss is up and running, Tadros plans to open several coffee shops called P.O.C. around the city, Eater reported.
The five-storefront building where Bow & Truss is located has seen a considerable amount of turnover in recent years.
The future Bow & Truss space had been the Paradise Liquors store until a few years ago, when the store closed and was later replaced with Tadros’ Haystack Vintage resale and consignment shop. After Haystack Vintage closed, the space soon reopened as a street-level studio for Tadros’ Doejo digital agency.READ MORE: Frank Pietrangelo, Hero Of 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Says He Was Among Those Sexually Abused By Hockey Coach Tom 'Chico' Adrahtas
In the same building, the only remaining business that has been open more than five years is Nancy’s Pizza at 2930 N. Broadway, a fixture in the area for decades.
At 2932 N. Broadway, the space now occupied by the Pho & I Vietnamese restaurant went through two incarnations as a crêpe restaurant – first called Café Bordeaux and later Crêpes on Broadway. As Café Bordeaux, the menu featured a curious item called the “special crêpe for gays, birthdays or love.”
A Japanese restaurant, Hiro’s Café, opened after Koryo Korean restaurant folded a few years ago at 2936 N. Broadway.
And at the south end of the building, the former Adult Fantasy space at 2928 N. Broadway remains vacant and shuttered. The old-fashioned adult bookstore with its private video-viewing booths had operated under various names since the 1970s, and was a lone throwback to a seedier era in the neighborhood until it closed last summer.
Meanwhile, about half a mile to the south, Tadros last week closed another of his coffeehouses, Noble Tree at 2444 N. Clark St., which had been housed in a striking three-story vintage brownstone just north of Fullerton Parkway. Tadros told Eater.com the City of Chicago was demanding major upgrades on the building, which dates from 1890.MORE NEWS: Shane Jason Woods Of Downstate Auburn, Illinois Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection
The building needed a fire escape, major work was needed on a basement pipe, and new air conditioning units were needed. The landlord of the building planned to increase his rent as a result, and Tadros told Eater he decided to close the building.