Foxtrot market at The Shops at Tribune Tower, first business open to the public at ‘new’ building
Disheveled journalists may no longer haunt the halls of the historic Tribune Tower, but a new Foxtrot market just opened at The Shops at Tribune Tower.
The upscale cafe and corner store concept is based in Chicago. The 13th location in the city opened on Wednesday, April 20. It’s tiny, just two aisles wide, but with a soaring double-height storefront nearly directly under the landmark Chicago Tribune sign on the south side of the building.
The market is the first business open to the public in the historic tower. After deep reconstruction, the building is now filled with luxury residences and private amenities, like an indoor lap pool, instead of cluttered journalists desks.
The Museum of Ice Cream was the first retail tenant announced, but it’s not yet open, but signage is up next door to Foxtrot.
It’s not a substitute for the Whole Foods just east, but rather a beautiful alternative to the Walgreens food in the Wrigley Building across the street. You can order colorful coffees, including a seasonal pink ombre cherry blossom latte, or breakfast tacos before noon. Or grab and go anytime The Chicago Farm Salad, seasonal and locally sourced, now with Mick Klug Farm asparagus and a Green Goddess dressing. You’re a Cookie founder and pastry chef Angela Diaz supplies vegan chocolate chip cookies from her wholesale bakery in the Avondale neighborhood.
A small outdoor patio faces Pioneer Court for a secretive oasis just steps off the Magnificent Mile. Nearly all of the shade trees have been cleared for the replanted public plaza though.
Foxtrot also dropped Wilco collaboration snacks and merch at a pop-up Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Market at its Old Town shop on Tuesday, open until May 1. The company plans to open two more locations in Chicago this year, at Willis Tower in May and Wrigleyville by early summer.
Foxtrot Tribune Tower, 429 N. Michigan Ave., 312-496-3050, foxtrotco.com
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