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Former Charlie Trotter's & Town House Available for $3.8M

The commercial holdings of famed restauranteur Charlie Trotter have hit the market in Lincoln Park. For those who never could stomach the cost of a meal or task of getting a reservation (that's us!), the property consists of two loosely adjoined vintage town houses, 816 Armitage serving as the restaurant and 814 as test kitchen, office space, and a filming location for Trotter's PBS cooking show, The Kitchen Sessions. We don't get to see much of 814 in the photo gallery, since the "Viennese Biedermeier"-style finishes of the restaurant space are probably a bit more photogenic. Coldwell Banker listing agent Suzanne Gignilliat tells The Tribune that the twin structures combine for 4,800 square feet (8,800 if counting the enormous wine cellar and other useable basement space). And although future restaurant use is the easiest option for a buyer, there's nothing saying one couldn't fashion a pair of homes or one really big home. It's also worth noting the $3.8M asking price includes "over a million dollars of kitchen equipment".
·Listing: 814-16 W Armitage Ave. [Coldwell Banker]
·Charlie Trotter's restaurant, kitchen to be sold [Trib]
·Have $3.8 Million? Then Buy Charlie Trotter's [Eater Chicago]