Construction Update
Blue Plate Catering Serving Up New West Town Digs

Blue Plate Catering

Blue Plate Catering’s current facility at 1061 West Van Buren Street.

It’s been two years since we’ve submitted concrete evidence (not literally, of course) of a new development coming to the West Loop neighborhood at 1061 West Van Buren Street. That’s the current home of Blue Plate Catering, a nationally recognized caterer in Chicago since 1983.

Blue Plate Catering

The one-story brick building being renovated at Ada and Carroll.

Blue Plate’s success had led them to seek out larger facilities, and they’ve deciding a combination of renovating old space and adding new space will serve them best. So they’re packing up the good china and flatware, and heading north a few blocks to 333¬†North Ogden Avenue. It is here they’re rehabbing a one-story, L-shaped brick building that sits along the corner of North Ada Street and West Carroll Avenue.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Splitt Architects has designed a three-story building and 25 parking spaces along West Fulton Street between Ada and Ogden. That structure will house Blue Plate’s corporate offices, a catering kitchen, and a commercial commissary. 41 North Contractors of Lisle is the general contractor. We reached out to Blue Plate, but they are unable to provide an expected finish date for the project at this time.

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Location: 333 North Ogden Avenue, West Town

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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