A Packer invades Soldier Field

Mike Wier is one brave developer. Wier, who sits on the board of the Green Bay Packers football team, is heading up the new Casablanca Lofts project at 1736 S Michigan Ave, which of course, is just a short walk from Soldier Field, home of our Chicago Bears.

But Wier is taking his entrepreneurial daring a step further. The developer owns the Wisconsin restaurant Kroll’s West, which sits near Lambeau Field, the home of the Packers. The eatery does such a roaring trade on game day that Wier recently launched Kroll’s South Loop , on the ground floor of Casablanca Lofts. We hear that the diner even features memorabilia from both teams.

At least one Chicagoan has given Wier a hard time about his football loyalties. In the early stages of construction at Casablanca Lofts, one of Wier’s workers “yanked his chain” by writing “Go Bears” in the wet cement.

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