May 16, 2019 (Chicago, IL) – A long-standing desire of the community was met today when Pullman and Roseland residents joined 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale and three entrepreneurs to celebrate the first food hall on Chicago’s South Side and another step in the renewal of the historic Pullman community.
Today’s celebration focused on the three new restaurants of the One Eleven Food Hall: Laine’s Bake Shop, Exquisite Catering and Events, and Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine. The Food Hall, located in the 111th Street Gateway Retail Center at 756 East 111th Street, is the latest development to result from a partnership between the City of Chicago and the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), a nonprofit community development organization.
“The One Eleven Food Hall is an innovative and exciting way to address the community’s need for convenient, quality dining and snack choices,” said Ciere Boatright, CNI, Vice President, Real Estate and Inclusion. “It will be a place where people can come in, choose from a variety of different food options and socialize.”