900 North Michigan Shops, in partnership with Chicago restaurant group Hogsalt, is pleased to announce the late fall opening of Aster Hall. Echoing the great food halls of London, the 22,000-square-foot Aster Hall will be a cornucopia arrayed across 16 different stations known as “vaults.” Among the offerings will be Hogsalt favorites including Green Street Smoked Meats, Small Cheval, and 3 Greens Market. The vaults, located on the fifth and sixth levels, will feature a diverse range of offerings from street tacos to sushi, bread-bowl chowder to vegan bowls, hot dogs to ramen, and more. An additional vault – an outpost of the Doughnut Vault - will be located on the ground floor, greeting shoppers with the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and doughnuts.
Aster Hall has been designed to appeal to guests wherever they are in their day, whether early breakfast, dinner hour, or any time in between. Complementing the dining choices will be an array of handcrafted beverages, both alcoholic and non. The full food and beverage menu will be unveiled closer to the opening date.
“I wanted to do this,” says Brendan Sodikoff, “because I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to bring more vibrance to that end of Michigan Avenue. When I think of Chicago, I think about being part of the city, and this seemed like a great way to contribute, to invest in the place we all live. Chances like this don’t come along very often.”
Hospitality is the watchword of Aster Hall, with personal service in the vaults ensuring that each customer has what they want, the way they want it. Technology, too, is part of the charm with guests of Aster Hall moving seamlessly between shopping and dining by ordering via self-order screens scattered throughout 900, or on their own mobile devices. Gilded with luxurious materials in a serene palette courtesy of the design and concept firm AvroKO, Aster Hall is an indulgent getaway from the bustle of Michigan Avenue.