Plum Market sets opening date at 1225 Old Town, partnership with chef Takashi Yagihashi

Starting on June 13, residents of 1225 Old Town, the new luxury apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town will only have to head downstairs to access some of Chicago’s best cuisine.

Plum Market, Old Town’s neighborhood connection to natural, organic, local and specialty items, is proud to announce a partnership with Chef Takashi Yagihashi, who will oversee the new store’s sushi station.

In addition to full-service grocery accommodations, Plum Market features a vast eat-in and carryout assortment of foods made fresh daily in a designated area of the store known as Plum Kitchen. “Tabo Sushi by Takashi” will make an exciting addition to the store’s offerings, featuring made to order restaurant-caliber cuisine and a variety of sushi rolls and maki, that are perfect for health-conscious foodies on-the-go. “Tabo” comes from a nickname Takashi had as a “turbo-charged” child.

“We’re very excited to begin working with Plum Market Old Town Chicago upon their opening this June,” said Chef Takashi Yagihashi of Takashi and Slurping Turtle. “Our house-made sushi will be the perfect choice for locals looking for high-quality, natural and organic offerings in their neighborhood.”

Chef Yagihashi adds Plum Market to an impressive culinary career. His experiences have brought him from Japan to Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and ultimately back to Chicago where he opened Bucktown’s Takashi, Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi, and River North’s Slurping Turtle. Chef Yagihashi has been recognized by the esteemed James Beard Foundation as well as Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Esquire and has received numerous awards including “Best Chef: Midwest,” a three-time Michelin star recipient including the recent 2013 honor for Takashi and a Michelin Bib Gourmet Award for Slurping Turtle. He also competed on Bravo Top Chef Masters and won the “Fan Favorite” award.

Plum Market is located at 1233 N Wells St in Old Town. The new 27,000 square foot store opens to the public on Thursday, June 13, with daily hours from 8 am to 10 pm. Guests have access to free parking on the second level (validation required). For updates, visit Plum Market’s website, join Plum Market on Facebook, and follow Plum Market on Twitter.

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