The John Buck Company is excited to announce our partnership with DMK Restaurants in the development of a new food hall in the ‘Big Red’ building, the former headquarters of CNA Financial.

Chicago, IL – The development of the Hayden Hall food hall is part of a major redevelopment project of the distinctive 45-story red tower. The future food hall is helmed by DMK Restaurants, the same group that’s created such venues as Ada Street and DMK Burger Bar. Hayden Hall, opening by early fall, is a two-story, 30,000-square-foot food hall that will rank among the largest of Chicago’s food halls.

DMK’s David Morton and Michael Kornick are partnering with The John Buck Company to help develop the massive venue which will include offerings from multiple vendors. Additionally, JBC is adding several amenities including a freshly renovated lobby that serves as Hayden Hall’s entrance.

The John Buck Company, which is currently redeveloping the 333 S. Wabash Ave. office tower is working to make Hayden Hall unlike any other food hall in the city. Hayden Hall, named after the famed 19th-century architect Sophia Hayden, is being developed to offer meetings, private events, and cooking demonstrations in addition to restaurant venues.

The John Buck Company was founded in 1981 by John Buck and has since grown to become one of the preeminent real estate firms operating both in Chicago and San Francisco. JBC is unique for our focus on community building and charitable efforts like the Spring Fling, the largest real estate charity event each year. Over the years, we’ve grown into a vertically-integrated real estate firm offering myriad services including design, development, and management.