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Mark Baker is overseeing the renovation and expansion at University Club./photo by Shia Kapos 0

Venerable University Club adding lavish rooftop view

April 19th, 2017

The members-only University Club is adding three new restaurants, including a cyber cafe and outdoor-dining space with a panoramic view of Millennium Park.

The $10 million-plus renovation is on schedule to be finished by Labor Day and it’s likely to transform the club–one of the most venerable among Chicago’s private clubs.

“This isn’t your grandfather’s private club,” says Mark Baker, the executive chief and manager of the project.

Members will be happy to know there’s no extra fee for the project. Get the details on how this 15,000 square foot expansion came about in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times. He gave me a tour of the renovation as it was under way.



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