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This new Chicago food hall is built around repurposed shipping containers

Cargo Food Authority
Photograph: Courtesy Cargo Food Authority

Food halls are all the rage right now and Wrigleyville is the latest Chicago neighborhood to embrace the trend. This summer will see the launch of Cargo Food Authority, a new food hall concept that opened its first location late last year at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Wrigleyville location will take up residence inside a new development on the the corner of Addison and Clark Streets (directly across from Wrigley Field) which already houses Lucky Strike Social, Shake Shack and a Harley Davidson store.

True to its name, Cargo Food Authority utilizes repurposed shipping containers as food stalls and kitchens that serve the type of cuisines you'd expect to order from a food truck. Guest will be able to order from a variety of stalls, with dishes like fried chicken, poke bowls, burgers, grilled cheese, ramen and "pizza-stuffed burritos" on the menu. The food hall will also contain a bar housed in a retrofitted double-decker bus that serves craft beer and draft cocktails to the always-thirsty Wrigleyville crowds.

Cargo will include elements that reflect its location in Wrigleyville, such as an ivy-covered wall, a selfie scoreboard and raised stadium with a view of a giant wall of TVs that will screen the action across the street on game days. Guests will also be able to blow off steam in the food hall's pitching cage and gawk at a collection of sports memorabilia.

Whether you need a meal before heading to the Friendly Confines or a place to watch the Cubs from afar, you'll have yet another option in Wrigleyville when Cargo Food Authority opens later this summer.

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