742 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
The third location of Roots Handmade Pizza is projected to open in 2020 across from Dearborn Station, adjacent to Printers Row and Jones College Prep.
The first-floor cozy ambience will contrast the second floor’s entertainment-focused vibe and both spaces will be curated in a manner to capture different market segments. The first floor will give semblance to a neighborhood pizzeria, more in the style of the original Roots location, where visitors will feel at home. A dog-friendly sidewalk cafe will line Polk Street, in addition to a separate entrance on Dearborn to be used for carryout, delivery, and curbside pickup.
The second-floor space is designed with corporate functions and alcohol sales in mind. The retractable roof will highlight the premiere indoor/outdoor dining space in the South Loop. Roots will pursue licensing to allow live music and DJs and the décor will create an ambiance to reflect a destination for nightlife, entertainment, and heavily produced corporate events. In total, the restaurant will seat approximately 340 people.