An old Northwest Side factory that produced television sets for the old Zenith Electronics soon will be the source of new food products.
The redevelopment of the 300,000-square-foot facility in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood got the final financing it needed with a $4 million loan from JPMorgan Chase, channeled through the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF). All told, the project will cost about $25 million.
What is already under construction is a facility to be dubbed Amped Kitchens Chicago, which will offer dozens of kitchens, refrigeration, storage and similar resources to Chicago entrepreneurs ready to take their food concoctions to the commercialization stage.
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