LOGAN SQUARE — Soon Logan Squareites won’t have to travel far to get their Jeni’s fix.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is opening a new scoop shop in Logan Apartments, the massive luxury apartment complex rising on the old Megamall site.
The Ohio company was issued a construction permit on Dec. 27 for a new shop at 2522 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to Chicago Cityscape, a site that tracks city permits.
Jeni’s is joining a retail roster that includes Big Wig Tacos, Jersey Mike’s Subs, K-Fire Korean BBQ, Verizon and a small-format Target.
The Logan Square Jeni’s will be the chain’s eighth Chicago-area outpost, with other locations in Wicker Park and Wrigleyville.
Jeni’s didn’t respond to a request for comment on the Logan Square shop. A spokeswoman for Fifield Companies, the developer behind Logan Apartments, confirmed Jeni’s signed a lease with Fifield but couldn’t provide any further information.
Jeni Britton Bauer opened her first Jeni’s in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio.
Jeni’s is known for its inventive ice cream flavors like Riesling poached pear sorbet and Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso.
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