A lot of news about the 14th street corridor has come out this week, let’s take a look:

  • What we thought was going to be a wine bar/bakery on the corner of 14th and U will actually be Blackbird Warehouse – a coffee shop and performance space from the Hilton brothers. This excites me and I hope that it’s a coffee shop in line with Mid City Caffe and Peregrine Espresso.
  • Cafe Salsa closed this week. While I’m not surprised (they were a mediocre Mexican restaurant competing with some top spaces) I’m sad to see a place close.
  • It’s official, the old Seafood & Crab place will be a Chicago hotdog joint, and they will serve liquor. It will be called Chidogo – really? Hope they come up with a better name before they open.