March 18, 2019
A pair of African-American-owned sit-down restaurants will be coming to 2650 N. Ogden Avenue at the future Ogden Commons development in North Lawndale. Ja’ Grill and Steak ‘n Shake will join Mt. Sinai Hospital and Cinespace Studios as the commercial building’s main tenants. These will be the second locations in Chicago for both restaurants.
Ja’ Grill is owned by Tony Coates and specializes in Jamaican cuisine. Coates also operates a Ja’ Grill in Hyde Park. Melvin Buckley’s Steak ‘n Shake at Ogden Commons joins one in University Village.
“By investing in projects like this for our residents we can build a strong future for the West Side and all of Chicago,” said Ald. Jason Ervin.
The project is being developed by the Habitat Company LLC, Sinai Health System and Cinespace. It’s likely to be among the first developments in the city to utilize the federal Opportunity Zones program.
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