Well it looks like we can put the Chipotle rumor to rest. Pretty exciting to see the press release that got sent over today.
Hybrid Retail & Restaurant/Winebar Scheduled to Open Late Summer 2015 at 5212 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL (February 19, 2015) – Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease to open a new location at 5212 North Clark Street (the former Urban Orchard space) in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The new hybrid retail and restaurant/winebar from Chicago’s hometown cheese shop since 2004, will be the Company’s largest project to-date.
The new Andersonville location will offer an exciting extension of Pastoral’s European-inspired neighborhood concept, which celebrates the highest quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly baked breads, perfectly chosen accompaniments and small production wines. At nearly 3,800 square feet, the space will be arranged into sections or “stations” to allow for an intimate environment with attentive and thoughtful service for patrons to experience and purchase high quality, hand-crafted products, including cheese and wine, charcuterie, gourmet sandwiches, custom gift baskets and artisan catering.
Named by Redfin as one of the top 10 hottest neighborhoods in the country for homebuyers in 2015, Andersonville boasts an exciting food culture and has become a top shopping and dining destination for Chicagoans and other visitors.
“We’re fortunate to have found an incredible space for Pastoral in the heart of Andersonville, a vibrant neighborhood with a strong sense of community,” said Greg O’Neill, co-founder/owner of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine. “We’re committed to providing the highest level of service, education and quality and to make shopping for artisan food and wine enlightening, approachable, fun and delicious. We look forward to serving both local Andersonville residents and visitors from neighboring communities alike.”
“Pastoral is the perfect addition to Andersonville and our robust community of locally-owned businesses,” said Ellen Shepard, Executive Director, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.
The new location is scheduled to open in late summer 2015. Pastoral’s current retail locations include: 2945 North Broadway; 53 East Lake Street; and Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street. In 2012, the Company also opened Bar Pastoral, an award-winning, Michelin Guide recommended cheese & wine bistro located at 2947 North Broadway.
Additional details about the new Andersonville location will be announced in the coming months. For more information about Pastoral, visit pastoralartisan.com
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About Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is a trio of national award-winning neighborhood cheese, specialty foods and wine shop offering the highest quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly baked breads, perfectly chosen accompaniments and small production wines, along with hand-crafted, cheese-loving beers and spirits. Pastoral also offers custom gift collections, gourmet sandwiches and salads, picnics and catering. Pastoral is committed to providing the highest level of service and education for customers, striving to make shopping for and consuming artisan goods enlightening, approachable, fun and delicious. Pastoral welcomes customers at three Chicago store locations, and ships nationwide at www.pastoralartisan.com. Pastoral was named Outstanding Retailer of the Year in 2007 and 2012 by the Specialty Food Association. In 2012, the Company opened Bar Pastoral, an award-winning, Michelin Guide recommended cheese & wine bistro serving shareable fare, in a cozy, inviting neighborhood setting.