City Winery Comes to Chicago Summer 2012

Coming this summer to Chicago’s West Loop is the first off shoot of music/wine impresario Michael Dorf’s City Winery New York. 

City Winery Chicago, a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall, and private event space, is scheduled to open at 1200 West Randolph in Summer 2012.   30,000 square feet!

The venue plans to hire approximately 90 new employees for the facility, which will serve lunch and dinner, offer over 200 concerts a year, and host hundreds of private events and parties.  


The purchase closed in late December and official construction has begun to transform the former refrigerated food distribution warehouse built in the early part of the 20th century into a contemporary winery and hospitality facility, respecting the old brick and timber construction, while adding 5000 square feet of new construction.

and planning for the site commenced this past June after plans to
transform the ground floor of the old Carson Pirie Scott building at
Wabash and Monroe were abandoned when fellow tenant, Target, required
more space.   Dorf and his design team of architect Christopher Warnick
and designer Phillip Katz quickly commenced work on new plans after
securing the West Loop location. 

“We are very excited to bring our unique wine country-meets-culinary and cultural experience to Chicago’s discerning customers,” said  Dorf.  “Our new  home in the West Loop, among all the other great restaurants, is a perfect location and fit for our facility.”


The first City Winery opened in New York in 2008 and has been a huge success with customers and critics, earning industry accolades.


For more information on City Winery Chicago, please visit


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