WICKER PARK — A bar that will be among the anchors to The Robey, a long-anticipated 89-room boutique hotel in Wicker Park, could be named "The Hollander," based on a liquor license application.
A public notice seeking a liquor license for the venture was sent earlier this week to residents who live within 250 feet of the property at 1618 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A spokesman for the hotel's developer said that the liquor license application is standard procedure in advance of the hotel's opening, expected to happen before the end of this year.
In addition to bar service under the entity, The Hollander, there will be a restaurant at the base of the hotel's main hub, the 12-story Northwest Tower.
The Hollander name is a nod to the historic Hollander Fireproof Warehouses building where 20 of the hotel's rooms will be located. The spokesman said that The Hollander is not the name of the hotel bar but declined to comment further.
The hotel will be operated by Mexico-based Grupo Habita. The bulk of the rooms — 69, or about seven per floor — are in the iconic Northwest Tower at 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. at the northwest corner of the Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues intersection.
The Hollander Fireproof Warehouse, third building from the right. [DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser]
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