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maggie daley park restaurant deal dead

the plan to bring a glass-enclosed restaurant to maggie daley park is off the table, but chicago park district officials still hope to attract a restaurant to the popular site.it’s been nearly three years since the park district board approved a 10-year concession agreement with the four corners tavern group to build and operate a restaurant at the park’s southern end near the children’s playground.the group had scaled back the square footage of the restaurant and reduced the height of what was to be a glass-enclosed building at the urging of friends of the parks, the park preservation group, and ald. brendan reilly, 42nd, before securing approval by the chicago plan commission in april 2016.then, the start of construction stalled.now, park district ceo michael kelly said the restaurant deal is dead.“they designed a building they couldn’t afford and they moved on,” he said. “the bottom line is what i’ve learned about the restaurant business is restaurateurs are averse to risk. we’ve tried to get the established restaurateurs to bite, but they’re just not interested in the site.”a four corners tavern group representative referred questions to the park district.the proposed restaurant site, set back from monroe street, was steps away from the lakefront, millennium park, the art institute and grant park, which hosts lollapalooza and the taste of chicago.chicago park districta rendering of the proposed maggie daley park restaurant on monroe street.a renderin...