Pizza Lobo has been announced for the upcoming redevelopment of the property at 165 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. Located just south of the intersection with W Lake Street, the existing structure was once the home of Tenzing Wines. The project is being led by Fulton Street Companies and Fred Latsko of Latsko Interest, with local-firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architects working on its design.
Sitting across from the recently completed The Dylan at 160 N Morgan, the 10,000 square-foot building has occupied the site for a few decades and features a rare rear outdoor space. Now it has been revealed that Heisler Hospitality will be occupying the whole space after recently signing the lease. The group runs Night & Weekends, Lone Wolf, and Estero FM nearby as well as Pizza Lobo which will open in the building next summer.
The brick clad-structure will be partially reconstructed, with its first floor receiving a new main entrance and glass storefront. The existing truck passageway to the rear loading yard will be converted into a walkway to a new patio, with the curb cut and dumpsters in the front being removed. The upstairs will also have its windows punched in for a small upstairs patio connected to a small dining room.
Visitors will have near direct access to the CTA Green and Pink Lines at the Morgan station which is a few feet away. According to the Fulton Street Cos website, the project’s equity partner is Huizenga Capital Management, with Skender serving as the general contractor. While a groundbreaking wasn’t announced, work should commence soon to meet the aforementioned opening date next year.