Morris Architects Planners

Calihan Gotoff Catering

Business volume for this high-end catering company necessitated a move to their new home in a renovated 20,000 s.f. warehouse in a protected manufacturing district of Chicago. The existing single-story building has a loading dock spanning its full length, sky lights, and fourteen foot ceilings. The move enabled the company to consolidate its operations onto a single floor, substantially increasing efficiency. The great amount of open area provided the space required for a 12,000 s.f. catering kitchen, ample storage, a tasting room, offices and meeting areas for the administrative and kitchen staff. Additional space in the warehouse yielded two 3,500 s.f. rental spaces, now occupied by a florist working primarily with the owner, and a second tenant requiring extensive on-site storage.