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Chicago Restaurateur Tom Li Opens Sushi Taku in Wicker Park


RKF Secured a 2,300-SF Location For The Japanese Restaurant at 1904 West Division Street

CHICAGO—RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, secured a location for Sushi Taku at 1904 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The Japanese restaurant opened in April 2017.

RKF Associate Ross Modjeska represented the tenant in the transaction. The landlord, Horizon Realty, was represented by Doug Renner, Managing Director at Baum Realty Group.

Situated on the northwest corner of North Wollcott Avenue and West Division Street, 1904 West Division is a new-construction four-story, modern-looking mixed-use building that includes three floors of residential condos and ground-level retail. The 2,300 square-foot space, which seats 80 diners, is much larger than traditional sushi restaurants. It offers outdoor seating and welcomes families.

Sushi Taku is the fifth restaurant in owner Tom Li’s portfolio; he also owns restaurants in Schaumburg, Orland Park and Buffalo Grove.

Division Street is a major commercial thoroughfare that runs through Wicker Park and has become one of the city’s most popular destinations for retail, restaurants and nightlife. Sushi Taku joins a diverse lineup of eateries and bars nearby, including Smoke Daddy BBQ, Mana Food Bar, Mac’s American Food & Drink, Anthem Bar, Scone City and Bangers & Lace.

“Sushi Taku is a great new addition to this stretch of Division Street, especially since there are very few sushi restaurants on this block, and even fewer that offer outdoor seating and family-friendly accommodations,” said Modjeska. “Those are key features for a new restaurant in this upscale residential area.”

About RKF

The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.

RKF’s Chicago office is located at 353 North Clark Street, Suite 2050, Chicago IL 60654 T: 312.698.8880. www.rkf.com


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