Residents of many of the area’s corporate housing complexes like The Streeter probably won’t be surprised to hear that Hubbard Inn has been closed for remodeling. Many residents of the area have recognized the Hubbard Inn’s iconic exterior for the last 8 years as it has been a popular spot along a heavily trafficked area. But after 8 years,it’s time for a change at the Hubbard Inn,and River North residents have a lot to look forward when all is said and done,despite the fact that there are plenty of great options for eating drinking in the area.
The owners of the building are still planning to maintain ownership of the sought after location,but have been very tight-lipped thus far about what is coming next to the storefront. Many rumors have pointed to late summer as when a new place would open to serve many of the area’s corporate housing tenants and tourists from all over the world.
Carmen Rossi,owner of Hubbard Inn,has kept it close to his chest about what he and his crew will do to revamp the iconic space and what new items will hit their menu,a marketing tactic that is sure to drum up lots of excitement and curiosity. When Hubbard Inn first opened in 2011,Rossi aimed to have a heavy Bohemian influence in both decor and food,and he even drew a lot of inspiration from Ernest Hemingway when he first started the business. Residents came for the cocktails but stayed for the great bar snacks and flatbread – something for everyone.
In addition to this exciting news,Carmen Rossi also announced that he will be opening up another Hubbard Inn later this year at Midway International Airport,just a few stops away from Downtown Chicago on the city’s Orange Line. Visitors to the city will get a taste of Hubbard Street before they even get into the city proper.