Chicago Riverwalk Opens Phase Two

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By: Ashmar Mandou

Over the weekend, the city unveiled the latest transformation of the Chicago Riverwalk replete with vendors that provided dining, education, cultural and recreational activities alongside the waterfront. From LaSalle to Lake Shore Drive Chicago residents and tourists explored multiple entertainment options, culinary delights, biking, and even got a glimpse of what is next in the final phase scheduled to be unveiled this summer. The latest reveal is thematically named: The Marina (from State to Dearborn), which will feature a restaurant and are for boats to dock; The Cove (Dearborn to Clark), which will feature rentals and other amenities for kayakers; and the River Theater (Clark to LaSalle), which will connect Upper Wacker to the River.

The final phase of the Riverwalk will begin this summer extending the River walk to Lake Street, with the following three themed sections: The Water Plaza (LaSalle to Wells); The Jetty (Wells to Franklin) and The Boardwalk (Franklin to Lake). The Riverwalk will also offer live music later this summer through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The six new sections of the Chicago Riverwalk are financed through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) program. The Mayor’s Office revealed a list of activity vendors who are confirmed to set up shop.

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LOCATION: Lakeshore Drive to Michigan Avenue
Will offer electric bike rental and guided tours
485 East Riverwalk South- adjacent to Lake Shore Drive

Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar
Returning to the Riverwalk, will offer French food and wine inspired by Monet’s garden
233 East Riverwalk South- immediately west of Columbus

LOCATION: Wabash Avenue
O’Brien’s Riverwalk Café
Returning to the Riverwalk, will over food and beverage and live entertainment on Thursdays
45 East Riverwalk South- east of the bridge

LOCATION: The Marina- State to Dearborn
City Winery
Will offer food, drink and live music in the newly construction section of the Riverwalk
11 West Riverwalk South- State Street Side

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