West Town Bakery To Open New Location, Cocktail Lounge Inside ACME Hotel Co.


Quietly— well, except when they were fighting with a certain former bakery partner— restaurant group owners Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner are assembling one of the more interesting portfolios of restaurant concepts in Chicago. Their first spot, the sports bar The Fifty/50, may not have been anything unusual, but it was followed by a pizza place aiming to reproduce an obscure midwest pizza style (Roots Handmade Pizza), a farm to table restaurant which uses food from its own rooftop garden and only operates in growing season (Homestead), and West Town Bakery and Diner, which recently lured away Sixteen pastry chef Chris Teixeira to oversee its bakery program. Now they’re moving into a new neighborhood and a new area, partnering with the ACME Hotel, a boutique hotel in River North, to which they’ll contribute a second outpost of West Town Bakery, plus a craft cocktail lounge called The Berkshire Room (named for an earlier hotel which sat on the property from the 1920s to the 1950s, and whose rediscovered terrazzo floor will be reused). Both are set to open in June.