(from left) Owner/operator Chris Huizar, executive chef Matt Skolarus and general manager Nick Barone teamed up to open Merchant.Provided

Italian Fried Rice Balls, Chorizo Ravioli On The Menu At Merchant, Opening Saturday In Logan Square

The owners said they're hoping to create a "Cheers"-like atmosphere, where both the conversations and the drinks are flowing each night.

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New Wicker Park Event Venue Exchange 312 Aims To Give Locals A Place To Come Together

"We want our neighbors to know who we are and what we're about," said Sarah Neukom, one of the space's co-owners.

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Community Groups Sue City To Try To End Lincoln Yards TIF, Reform TIF System

The groups behind the lawsuit allege the city has used the TIF system in a "racially and ethnically discriminatory" way to benefit white-majority areas.