Foxtrot Announces New Location at Chicago’s Iconic Willis Tower, Opening in Spring 2022
CHICAGO - October 11, 2021 - Foxtrot, the corner store, café and delivery market, is thrilled to announce its forthcoming opening at Chicago’s landmark Willis Tower. Slated to open in spring 2022, Foxtrot will join Catalog at Willis Tower, marking the brand’s first-ever location in the Loop.
“We’ve always had our eye on the Loop and we’re excited to open our first-ever downtown Chicago location at such an iconic building like Willis Tower,” said Mike LaVitola, Co-Founder and CEO, Foxtrot. “The building’s recent renovation and launch of Catalog has created a dining destination not only for the people who work in the building, but also local residents and tourists in the area. We look forward to bringing Foxtrot to another new neighborhood for even more people to enjoy.”
The brand will offer it’s signature all-day café experience with culinary delights and a full coffee bar, plus a selection of everyday essentials, locally sourced goods and expanded grab-and-go offerings available to enjoy in-store and to order for convenient 5-minute pickup and 30-minute delivery, all powered by the Foxtrot App.
Located along Franklin St., Foxtrot will be prominently situated on the ground floor of Catalog, the five-story immersive dining, retail and entertainment experience, located at the base of the Tower. The 2,625 square foot space will be designed in partnership by Foxtrot’s in-house design team and Chicago-based architecture firm, Range Design & Architecture. Construction is set to begin early next year.
“Neighborhood stores are a staple in Chicago and Foxtrot has elevated this long-loved tradition to a new level,” said David Moore, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director, EQ Office. “We’re thrilled to bring the Foxtrot experience of curated, local goods and community-driven energy into Willis Tower.”
The Willis Tower location will join the brand’s rapidly growing collection of stores. Foxtrot most recently opened in the Gold Coast (23 W Maple), marking the brand's 10th Chicago location, and 14th overall. Foxtrot will continue expanding throughout Chicago with its locations in Fulton Market (171 N Green St.) and in Lakeview at the corner of Broadway & Diversey (2801 N Broadway), both slated to open in the coming months.
Foxtrot is redefining convenience for the modern consumer, marrying the best of neighborhood retail and e-commerce technology to create a community of discovery. Its spaces offer the most-loved aspects of neighborhood cafés, and you can turn to the Foxtrot App or website for 30-minute delivery and 5-minute pick up of a city’s best goods – from local beers and fine wines to chef-prepared meals and everyday essentials. Foxtrot also offers the best of its favorite foods, goods and curated gifts available for nationwide shipping via Foxtrot Anywhere. There are currently 14 Foxtrot locations across Chicago, D.C. and Dallas with plans to continue expansion in both existing and new markets. For more information, visit foxtrotco.com or download in the App Store.
About EQ Office
EQ focuses on the experience of its 29 million square feet - how space feels, activates and performs to amplify the human experience. We're proud to work hand-in-hand with more than 1,500 customers of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to emerging startups, to bring humanity back to the workplace. Our diverse team of 200+ professionals is responsible for creating inspired office environments in major cities across the country including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. As a U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone's real estate funds, we have the resources to lead the changes happening in the work space. Explore your space for greatness at www.eqoffice.com.
About Willis Tower
Located at 233 S. Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago, Willis Tower is an urban destination and state-of-the art workplace that welcomes prominent businesses ranging from law firms to large airline corporations to insurance companies. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Willis Tower has the region's most breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Willis Tower's Skydeck attracts more than 1.7 million visitors each year with its inviting hospitality and memorable experiences, all under one roof. In early 2017, Blackstone and Equity Office announced plans for the biggest restorative transformation project in the building's 48-year history. The $500 million renovation project now underway includes the addition of Catalog, a more than 300,000 square-feet curated dining, entertainment and community experience, as well as a 30,000 square-feet outdoor deck and garden, evolving at the base of the tower. The Catalog name is a historical nod to Willis Tower’s original developer and owner, Sears Roebuck, and its popular printed catalog, which was a retail disrupter of its age. Catalog offers an effective way to experience great content, products and experiences. New tenants are now opening in Catalog, and this will continue through its completion in mid-2020. The Tower renovation also includes 150,000 square feet of new tenant amenity spaces. As part of the renovation, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Willis Tower the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for energy efficiency upgrades made throughout the Tower. Willis Tower was also recently named to the Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois' 200 Great Places list. For more information, visit www.WillisTower.com and connect on Facebook and Instagram.