Maggie Daley Park Restaurant Proposal Awaits Chicago Plan Commission and City Council Approval
Despite receiving a park district permit in January, Four Corners Tavern Group has yet to begin work on the 10,000-square-foot, 300-seat eatery it wants to build at the southern end of Downtown's new park.
Bob O'Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy, told neighbors at a meeting Tuesday that Four Corners hopes to get on the commission's agenda for its Sept. 17 meeting. If approved, the restaurant would then require a final OK from the city council, meaning construction likely wouldn't start until the winter at earliest.
Imagined by landscape architect Ernest Wong and Chicago-based SPACE Architects, Maggie's at the Park would be housed in a 10,000-square-foot glass structure with retractable walls aimed at bringing the outdoors inside. The Monroe Street restaurant would also feature a green roof that serves as an extension of Maggie Daley Park, offering visitors a view over Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. O'Neill said Four Corners also plans to install enough bathrooms to accommodate restaurant patrons and park visitors alike.