Taureaux Tavern to Open at 401 Financial Place

Chicago | March 28, 2017

CHICAGO, March 28, 2017 – MB Real Estate (MBRE) announced today that WellDone Hospitality Group, a division of Chicago-based OrganicLife, LLC, signed a lease for 5,000 square feet at 401 Financial Place. The freestanding building is on the plaza of the 440 S. LaSalle office tower. Both properties are managed by MBRE.

Taureaux Tavern, an upscale brasserie and bar, will be the sister restaurant to acclaimed Cochon Volant Brasserie located in the Hyatt Centric Hotel, 100 W. Monroe. In addition to the 5,000 square foot space, the restaurant will feature an extensive outdoor patio, offering al fresco dining. The restaurant is slated to open in early 2018.

"Taureaux Tavern will be an enormous benefit for the tenants at 440 S LaSalle and the entire south loop business district, as a destination establishment,” said Rob Healy, MBRE general manager. “With all of the upcoming activity in the south loop and at 440, the timing for Taureaux Tavern is perfect.”

David Stone and John Vance of Stone Realty represented ownership and WellDone Hospitality Group in the transaction.

About WellDone Hospitality Group

WellDone Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of renowned foodservice conglomerate OrganicLife, was founded in 2008 with the opening of their popular fast causal salad restaurant, Mixed Greens. Riding the success of Mixed Green's first location, they quickly opened a second location in Chicago's river north neighborhood.

In 2014, WellDone opened their second concept, Dough Bros, in River North. Complete with a walk-up order window, the New York-style pizzeria and sub shop is equally popular with lunch-goers as it is with the late-night crowd. The following year, in April 2015, WellDone opened Cochon Volant Brasserie, a French-inspired bakery, brasserie and bar nestled between Chicago's Loop and Theater District. With Executive Chef Matt Ayala at the helm, Cochon Volant Brasserie helped lead the culinary resurgence of the Loop. For more information visit: Cochon: cochonvolantchicago.com and OrganicLife: organiclifeusa.com.

About MB Real Estate Services Inc.

Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation and Investment Services. Separately, MBRE Healthcare and its independent affiliate fund manager, ROA Holdings, are a full-service real estate entity that acquires, develops, leases, and manages healthcare facilities across the United States. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Orlando, Dallas and Denver. For more information, visit mbres.com or mbrehealthcare.com. For more information on 440 S LaSalle, visit 440southlasalle.com.