Chicago, January 13, 2016 — Marion Street Market, located at 100 South Marion Street, has been a culinary staple in the Oak Park community since 2008. The restaurant closed on New Year’s Day and will reopen on February 11 boasting a new social atmosphere with tasting tables, grab-and-go items and intricate dining and drink menus with a sizable emphasis on local purveyorsand farmers.

Walking inside the newMarion Street Market will be an eye-opening experience with reclaimed wood flooring, rustic tabletops and contemporary details. An upgraded ventilation system and gas utilities will open up the creative menu offerings and expand the palette of ingredients and cooking techniques. Diners can continue to enjoy Marion Street Market’s signature charm from live music to its large heated patio.

Transitioning to majority owner and operator is Grant Slauterbeck, formerly with One North Kitchen & Bar, Keefers, D.O.C. Wine Bar, Glenview House and The Iron Horse Hotel; today he is the CEO of GCC Chicagoland. Grant comments, “I couldn’t be more excited to take this restaurant to the next level. The Oak Park community has been nothing but supportive and we can’t wait to re-open with a taste of something for everyone.”

The Market

The daylight hours will feature grab-and-go items such as healthy wraps and salads, house made pastries and drinks from the beautiful Espresso Bar. In the evening, the grab-and-go items give way to hearty options such as rotisserie chicken and duck meatloaf serving two to four people. The contemporary wine bar and two rustic tasting tables, seating 6-18 guests, will welcome visitors to interact with Marion Street Market’s wine and beer experts, headed by GCC Chicagoland Beverage Manager Adrian Marquis, as well as cheese mongers and fellow patrons. Market-goers can also visit the vast cheese and charcuterie case where they can taste these goods with on-hand experts and share their favorites amongst other guests.

Eatery

In collaboration with Slauterbeck, Chef Bret Bohning will stay true to Oak Park residents’ favorite dishes while adding healthful optionsand new high-quality culinary creations such as prime steaks to the menu. Bohning will continue to use ingredients and produce across the menu from neighboring farms including Urban Till, Nichols Farm, Swan Creek and many more.

The Bar

Both the Market and Eatery will shake up the cocktail scene with more eclectic compositions featuring spirits that are responsibly produced. A rotating draft cocktail will be available starring a local Chicago distillery. The new, internationally flavored wine list will offer threee-ounce, six-ounce and bottle-pour options along with build-your-own flights to keep guests tasting and sharing. Craft beer will continue to be a focus with a handful of drafts plus the entire retail inventory in the Market available for consumption in the Eatery. A variety of house-made sodas with savory, sweet and spicy flavors will be offered to add to any spirit or sip as is.

Marion Street Market re-opens on Thursday, February 11 just in time for a special Valentine’s Day tasting menu available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Weekend brunch kicks off Valentine’s Day weekend as well. Hours of operation include Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Marion Street Market’s lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus, visit the website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @marionstreetmarket.

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