|The future home of "Rokito's" as seen today on Wilson as workers remove the old windows.|
"I spoke with the owner of the new Mexican restaurant (called Rokito's) set to open this July at 1111 W. Wilson. He has been rehabbing the old CTA storefront on the south side of Wilson, which most recently was Express Corner.
I was reading the work notice on the window, when he stepped outside and invited me in to take a look. I have to say that he's doing a great job rehabbing the interior. He tells me that the local authorities have been very cooperative and helpful, as well. I don't think I've ever heard "alderman" and "helpful" used in the same sentence in Uptown since I moved here in 2001.
In any event, if he's as gracious a host to his diners as he was to a curious pedestrian, I'm sure he'll be very successful."