Butterfield Kitchens will soon be offering made-to-order sandwiches in new CTA locations at the Jefferson Park Blue Line station and the Roosevelt station on the Green, Orange and Red lines.
The Wilmette-based catering company signed 10-year leases at each location, with the total package worth close to $1 million for the CTA over that time.
Food to be cooked on site includes homemade sausage, scones and muffins as well as a variety of paninis and wraps for lunch and dinner. Butterfield Kitchen has also developed a local organic blend of Intelligentsia coffee that will be sold at both cafes, according to a CTA news release.
The CTA rail stations will be the first retail locations for Butterfield Kitchens.
Meanwhile, there are plenty more vacant - and newly rehabbed - storefronts for sale at the north end of the Red Line in the aftermath of the North Red Interim Station Improvement project. Most still have more work to be done to get them into rentable condition, but it will be good to get them back on the rent rolls and serving their various communities.
In fact, the CTA and the 48th Ward office on Tuesday night hosted an information session for prospective tenants of retail spaces at the Granville and Berwyn stops on the Red Line.
Here's to a speedy rental of those and other spaces!