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Chicagoland’s favorite breakfast micro chain, Egg Harbor Cafe, is opening a new location in Evanston at 1701 Maple Ave.
Although no opening date has been set, Mitch Goltz of GW Properties tells Evanston Now that Egg Harbor Cafe will move into the former home of Terra + Vine at the Church Street Plaza. The restaurant, owned and operated by Aimee and Mike Farrell, along with Aimee’s father, Jack Wright, already has 20 locations in Illinois, Georgia, and Wisconsin. The company is also working on opening a new location in River North at 808 N. Wells Street, its second official location within the windy city.
Egg Harbor Cafe is not the only new tenant coming to the 200,000-square-foot plaza, which GW Properties recently purchased. A new AMC movie theater will replace the now-closed Cinemark movie house. Goltz tells Evanston Now the new movie theater is undergoing more renovations than initially planned and is now aiming for a fall opening. Other tenants coming to the area include Sky Zone and an e-gaming spot from UK-based Belong Gaming. Goltz says there will be several more leases to be announced soon.
As for Egg Harbor Cafe, the new breakfast and lunch spot will become the go-to morning restaurant in the area. Other nearby competitors will mainly be fast-casual chain eateries such as Einstein Bros. Bagels and Dunkin’. When the new Egg Harbor Cafe opens later this year, customers can expect an extensive selection of breakfast and lunch creations, using cage-free eggs that are 100% certified humane. For those who can’t wait until this new location opens, they can visit one of the 15 Egg Harbor Cafes throughout Chicagoland.