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Chicago Chop Shop and 1st Ward Opening This Summer in Wicker Park

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Rendering of Chicago Chop Shop located at 2033-2035 W. North Avenue.










Formerly a vacant auto body garage, Chicago Chop Shop and its venue called the 1st Ward looks to open as early as June.

What can you expect at this new business? Chicago Chop Shop is packing a unique and triple punch: butcher, bar and restaurant, and venue called The 1st Ward. Work is underway on this 9,300 square foot space.

The gourmet butcher shop will offer homemade sausage, cheese, and prime and aged cuts of meat. They will also serve up sandwiches, meatballs, and pastas.

The restaurant and butcher shop will work together to create a combined seasonal menu of meats, salads, and small plates. The full-service bar will include wines, craft beers, and local spirits. Seating will accommodate 50-70 people on the 1st floor and 60 people upstairs. A 60-seat rooftop patio is also being planned.

The 1st Ward venue will be a 5,000 square foot private event space that can host everything from live music to an art show.

Chicago Chop Shop and The 1st Ward are expected to open this Summer.... and as early as June 2013.

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