WICKER PARK — Empty since last July, the Bob San sushi building along Division Street has a new tenant: an all-day restaurant lounge and gallery called Harvest Moon where passers-by can peek in from the street and watch art-making in progress.
Late Wednesday, artist David Bozic completed a mural on the front of the building. The work features a woman face-to-face with a sliver of a man in the moon. Bozic's work will also be prominently featured inside the 4,800-square-foot storefront as well, said Harvest Moon's owner Martin Houge.
Located at 1805 W. Division St., the first phase of Harvest Moon — a farm-to-table restaurant— is scheduled to open in early August. The second phase, a coffee shop and art studio, will debut in November or December, Hogue said.
In total, Harvest Moon will occupy 4,800 square feet when all phases are completed. Eventually, Harvest Moon will employ 75 part- and full-time workers, said Hogue, who also owns Goose Island's Estate Ultra Bar.
A bar is also on tap.
Harvest Moon will be open 20 hours daily, beginning at 6 a.m.
Read more about the concept on Harvest Moon's website, which boasts that the new venture is "exactly what Wicker Park needs."
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