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The vacant Urbanest space on Clark nearby Akira, Ann Sather's, Chicago Dance Supply, and White Attic will soon become the first location for a new neighborhood market called Urban Orchard.
The concept for the store was spawned out of the desire to have fresh, high quality food and kitchen gadgetry available every day from local vendors. Owner Eric Mazzone loves the ideas of farm fresh produce and handmade products from the talented and dedicated local artisans of the Midwest.
The concept supports values of sustainable and organic products that Andersonville residents have been known for. Eric plans on being open in early August with a prepared foods section, gadgets assortments, and a 20-24 seat full-service cafe serving Metropolis Coffee.
The design of the space and materials used for the build out will be as sustainable as possible utilizing reclaimed woods from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. In addition to the Andersonville location, Urban Orchard has secured a second location on Milwaukee Avenue in West Town between Huron and Erie. This location which is set to open in late September will also have a cafe and large retail sections in addition to the food sections but feature a 1,500 square-foot outdoor patio.
For those of you interested in more details, representatives from the store will be on hand at Andersonville's hit Midsommarfest this weekend to talk and answer questions about the shop.
· Urban Orchard [Official Site]