SoHo House Coming To Chicago From... Uh Oh... New York
If you dig a sceney scene, there's news for you here. If nothing makes you happier than tearing into an import from New York (something we're becoming notorious for, apparently), there's something for you here, too. SoHo House, a New York-based hotel and private club which the New York Daily News described as "a media-friendly alternative to the traditional London private members' clubs," announced expansion plans that include Chicago, Toronto, Istanbul, Mumbai and Barcelona. (The Chicago location, which will be on Green near the Fulton Market restaurant strip and is expected to open in early 2014, was announced back in January, but yesterday's announcement significantly increases the amount of detail about it.) Much of what's planned, like the glitzy glass-enclosed rootop bar and club, will be members only, but they did announce three open-to-the-public restaurants an outpost of a London pizzeria called Pizza East, a burger concept, and a chicken concept. And this may be where bashing imports comes in.