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Nation’s First Veteran Roasters Cafe Eyes 2023 Groundbreaking in Pullman

Another “first” is coming to Pullman/Roseland, the home of Chicago’s first national monument, first Amazon distribution center and first union-built, green-roof Walmart. This time it’s Veteran Roasters’ combination micro-brewery, coffee roaster, restaurant and café.  

9th Ward Ald. Anthony A. Beale announced that with a $2-million Neighborhood Opportunity grant and pending approval from the Plan Commission, the nation’s first Veteran Roasters cafe, commercial roaster, brewpub and restaurant is expected to break ground in the spring of 2023. 

The Chicago-based Veteran Roasters is teaming with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives to construct the new, two-story, 16,000-square-foot, standalone building on vacant land, just west of 111th Street and Doty Avenue.  

“Thanks to the innovative spirit of its developers, neighborhood leaders and residents, all working together we’ve created new opportunities that has spurred the community’s renewal and today has catalyzed the development of the nation’s first new Veteran Roasters,” said Beale.

Rendering courtesy of Edafos Studio. 

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