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May 31, 2012

Good times flow at Chicago food distribution warehouse turned winery

Summit Design + Build has broken ground on the City Winery Chicago, a fully operational urban winery and tasting room, restaurant with outdoor wine garden, concert hall, and private event space in the West Loop. Modeled after the City Winery in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, the facility is being built in a former refrigerated-food distribution warehouse. A 5,000-sf, two-story addition will emulate the existing building while incorporating a 30-foot-high modern glass curtain wall that will showcase views of the building from both inside and out. Upon completion, the new 33,000-sf facility will feature high exposed ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, masonry, arched brick openings, and interior glass partitions so patrons can view the daily winemaking operation. New York-based Christopher Warnick Architecture is the project architect; Phillip Katz, of Phillip Katz Project Development, Mequon, Wis., is the designer on the project.


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