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Several months ago a grab and go place in the French Market in Downtown Chicago opened and closed. well, now there is another owner calling his place Bebe's Eatery. They are still selling grab and go foods all under the CRC, but the selection is much better. They now have foods from Srulie's, Sandwich Club and Emma's Bagels.
i wish them luck!

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  1. Given that all 3 restaurants are under the same ownership, do you know if this is an extension of that operation or an independent entity?

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    1. re: ferret

      i'm pretty sure that the owner is the same for all four places.

      1. re: chicago maven

        I'm hoping that means no double-markups on the food (and fresher product).

        1. re: ferret

          one would hope so

        2. re: chicago maven

          Yes, all 4 places are now owned by Maury Aaron, whose brother publishes The Chicago Jewish News.

      2. NO WAY! That's totally exciting! Will certainly check it out!

        1. This does look good -http://www.frenchmarketchicago.com/ve...

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          1. re: weinstein5

            I walked by yesterday and it suffers from the presentation. Nearly everything is in plastic clamshells looking fairly uniform. I wouldn't hesitate to buy something if I was stuck in the area (given the lack of alternatives) but it doesn't make me want to run back anytime soon.

          2. For business (and other) travelers in downtown Chicago it's a mechayah. The location is a short walk from the Loop if you want to get out of the meeting room and stretch your legs, and they will bring a sandwich to you at your hotel. The food was straightforward. http://www.frenchmarketchicago.com/ve... But they bring it to you and ordering is simple.

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            1. re: AdinaA

              As a lifelong Chicagoan it still shocks me that we can't support a single establishment in the Loop. Not even a food truck?

              1. re: ferret

                There are communities that subsidize kosher tablecloth restaurants in the business district (including ones too hip/upscale to use actual tablecloths). London and Munich do this beautifully.