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Forbes reports that chef Rick Bayless, who has built a small empire out of restaurants, cookbooks and food products sold in supermarkets, now "plans to open Tortazo, a premium fast-casual restaurant, in a huge new food hall at the base of the famous black tower" in Chicago that used to be called the Sears Tower, and now is the Willis Tower.

"The food hall is called Catalog," the story says, "and it’s already signed up some other top-notch names. It will feature Shake Shake, Sweetgreen and Starbucks, as well as local favorite Do-Rite Donuts. Catalog is scheduled to open later this year, and it will feature five stories of dining, retail and entertainment."

Tortazo is a "3,000-square-foot space, with a menu of tortas, chilaquiles, bowls, salads and churros. Tortazo will also feature a full bar with margaritas, tequila based palomas, beers and wines."

I'm in, definitely, next time I go to Chicago. Love the food hall concept, and love Bayless restaurants in general. Yup, I'm in … especially because I'll go pretty much anywhere for decent chilaquiles.


USA Today reports that Target is opening new Disney shops inside 25 of its stores that have "a 'shop-in-shop' layout with an average of 750 square feet. They are located near Target's kids clothing and toy departments and have more than 450 items, including more than 100 products previously only available at Disney retail locations.
Disney also is making products available on Target's side, many of them tied to a pair of upcoming film releases that are expected to go through the box office roof - Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The story says that this is just the beginning of a longer-term relationship: "Another 40 locations are likely to open by October 2020, and a new Target store is planned for 2021 at the western entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida at Flamingo Crossings Town Center."
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