Heartland Cafe Building, A Rogers Park Icon, For Sale


The building housing the Heartland Cafe, one of Rogers Park’s most prominent eateries – not to mention gathering place for meetings and cultural events – is for sale.

An ad on Craiglist invites prospective buyers to “own a piece of Rogers Park History,” the 9,600-square-food building at the corner of Glenwood and Lunt. The building also houses the Heartland Studio Theatre and the Red Line Tap.

The price is listed as “negotiable,” and the ad states that the property is zoned for mix-use, and “will allow up to 33 units in a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) location. This a rare chance to own a restaurant/bar/theater or redevelopment site in Rogers Park.”

The Heartland Cafe was opened in 1976 by founders Michael James and Katy Hogan. It was purchased in 2012 by organic farmer Tom Rosenfeld, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. You can read their article about the potential sale here.

We attempted to contact listing broker Gina Caruso, of the Lord Companies. She was unavailable.

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