Developer Tour Highlights Commercial Opportunities 

More than 50 commercial real estate developers are expected to participate in Open House Beverly, a tour of the commercial and residential areas in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 27.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for investors to explore, experience and enjoy Beverly, and learn about commercial properties available for development in our thriving community with its growing art and entertainment scene,” said BAPA Executive Director Margot Holland who, with 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, is hosting the event.

Open House Beverly features a guided trolley tour and finishes with a taste of Beverly-style hospitality at a reception featuring an exclusive food and beverage pairing with Master Chef Graham Elliot and award-winning restaurateur Neil Byers at Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Ave.

Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef and owner of Graham Elliot’s Bistro in the West Loop. He has received many professional accolades. Formerly a judge on Fox TV’s “MasterChef” and MasterChef Jr.,” Elliot will be a recurring judge on the new season of the Bravo network’s “Top Chef.”

Neil Byers, owner of Horse Thief Hollow, won the 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leaderships Award from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Byers opened the innovative restaurant in 2012, and has won several awards for this outstanding craft beers.

Work is underway on the new Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center. The Center is being developed by Lormax Stern, and the new Carsons store is already open.