A ‘Milk Bar’ Is Coming to Hubbard Street in River North

Ashok Selvam | Eater | October 18, 2018

SVN Restaurant Resource Group’s Scott Reinish represented the tenant in the transaction.

Hubbard Street should soon have a new bar that appears to focus on sweets from one of the co-owners of Shore Club, the restaurant/club at North Avenue Beach. A spokesperson confirmed that JoJo’s Milk Bar is on its way inside the short-lived Coco Champagne Lounge space at 23 W. Hubbard Street. Coco lasted eight months before shuttering in August 2017.

An Instagram page announced that “something sweet is coming to Hubbard Street.” The spokesperson didn’t have many details other than Robbie Schloss, one of the investors in Shore Club, is involved. Another Shore Club partner, Nick Thayer, is included on the bar’s liquor license application, which also lists the business as two floors. Shore Club opened in August 2017, a partnership with the Chicago Park District.

The Instagram posts use hashtags for “milkshake,” “cake,” “desserts,” “diner,” and “chicagogrammers,” so over-the-top boozy or non-boozy milkshakes and sweets could be on the docket. They also use “#fall” so the opening could be coming very soon. Stay tuned for more concrete details when they become available.

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