Batter & Berries and 79th Street BBQ Lease Space at 23rd Place at Southbridge

McCaffery is pleased to announce that locally owned and operated restaurants Batter & Berries and 79th Street BBQ have leased at 23rd Place at Southbridge, a new mixed-use development recently opened in the Motor Row District. The Southbridge locations will be the second for both operations. McCaffery Leasing Manger Andrew Macafee brokered the deals, the first commercial leases for the development. 

Batter & Berries first opened in Lincoln Park in 2012 by Dr. Tanya Richardson and Craig Richardson who were driven by a passion for good food, people, and French Toast. Alongside Chef Ken L. Polk, the Batter & Berries team will serve its eclectic, world-class breakfast, lunch and brunch menu in a 2,374-square-feet restaurant starting Summer 2024.

“The Batter & Berries team is excited to be a part of this development and to finally make it to the South Side,” said owner Craig Richardson.

79th Street BBQ will be bringing more than just flavor from its original shop on South Halsted in Roseland. In addition to a mouth-watering menu of ribs, brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, wings, and sides, the 2,290-square-foot Southbridge location will also include a bar and feature live music in the 23rd Street Plaza during the warm months.

23rd Place at Southbridge is the newest addition to the Motor Row District, near CTA Green and Red Line Stations, multiple bus routes, and less than a mile from Lake Michigan. This dynamic destination brings new life to an area known for its vibrancy and history. Across multiple phases, Southbridge is planned to provide approximately 900 residential units across income levels, 65,000-square-feet of retail, and multiple recreational areas. The development is designed to meet best-in-class urban and sustainable standards while bridging the South Loop, Chinatown, and Bronzeville neighborhoods. The first phase of Southbridge, 23rd Place, was recently completed and is experiencing strong residential leasing demand. Learn more at