WEST LOOP — Goddess and Grocer is readying a shop on Restaurant Row in West Loop.
The location will include a walk-up window, counter seating overlooking Randolph Street and a large, dog-friendly patio on the sidewalk.
“I am excited to open in the West Loop as that is where I live now, and a two-block walk to work is a dream,” owner Debbie Sharpe said.
Sharpe opened her first Goddess and Grocer in Bucktown in 2004.
“When I lived in Bucktown, I opened the first Goddess there because I wanted a neighborhood place, and now that the West Loop is my neighborhood, I had no choice,” Sharpe said.
The West Loop location will feature long-time favorites like the California Dreaming sandwich, coconut chicken fingers as well as new dishes from a yet-to-be named chef working with Sharpe. Customers can expect pastries, house-made desserts and a full artisan coffee bar with draft coffee and kombucha. Guests will also find made-to-order breakfasts, sandwiches, an expanded salad bar and a bakery area.
The grocery store will carry artisanal goods and a wine and beer selection. Many of the products at the store will be from women makers and producers, Sharpe said.
The Goddess and Grocer has four other locations: 1649 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown; 901 N. Larrabee Ave. in River North; 1127 N. State St. in Gold Coast; and at O’Hare Airport.
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