"Why should we all rally around misguided businesses that are all mediocre at best? I'm tired of people telling me I have to support something because it's "local" I will support it, as others will if it is GOOD. I know what it's like to try and run an underfunded business here in Rogers Park and it's not easy for a whole host of reasons. If Pillars really signed a lease for $7000 a month for what turned out to be an enormous, poorly laid out coffee shop with the comfort and warmth of a retirement home, too bad.
The fact that it's made from recycled whatever and everything else is a buzzword and concept that is a footnote, not WHY people will go there. The place always looks closed because the nifty recycled benches are constructed to look like chairs up ended on tables like they are cleaning. How about a SIGN out front??? If you are just driving by you have NO IDEA what that place is.BLOGNOTES: The moderators must be asleep at the wheel over at Everyblock dot com. This Everyblockhead poster has violated at least four Everyblock rules in one post. And the other neighbors are all agreeing.
Hi welcome to Pillars (whatever that means) the bench you are sitting on is made from old stuff and we have artisanal soda and cage free chicken. I'll be right back, but in the mean time have a look around at all the NOTHING on the walls! Speaking of WALLS why is everything hidden behind one?
They need more than a "local focus group" they need to hire someone who knows how to run a restaurant."
How unneighborly is that? Everyblock dot com has turned into the new Rogers Park hellhole. What happened to all the lost kitty and rainbows over the lake posts?