Bell Works Chicagoland, the former AT&T corporate campus and Chicagoland’s first self-contained metropolis in suburbia or “metroburb,” hosted the grand opening of “Fairgrounds World’s Fair,” the latest cafê and food concept from Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea.
Fairgrounds World’s Fair is the first food and beverage offering at Bell Works Chicagoland and will feature a seasonal food and bakery program, a cocktail bar with beer and wine, and grab-and-go options.
Spanning 5,743 square feet, the establishment features more than 130 indoor seats and an outdoor patio with an additional 45 seats. Bell Works Chicagoland is the nation’s newest “metro burb” and a one-of-a-kind destination for business and culture.
Located at the Ameritech Center in Hoffman Estates, Bell Works Chicagoland is a 150-acre campus originally built as an AT&T research facility. Today, the property is under transformation into a dynamic community hub featuring offices, ground-floor retail, dining, residences, and gathering spaces.
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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories.
With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.