Work is underway to convert a single-story former industrial building near the 606 Trail in Bucktown into a new shuffleboard-themed bar. When complete, the 17,000-square-foot structure at 1760 N. Milwaukee Avenue will open as the second location of New York-based Royal Palms. The adaptive reuse project—which required a zoning change from its previous manufacturing designation—comes from Chicago development firm R2 with Jonathan D. Splitt listed as design architect.
According to Eater Chicago, the first Royal Palms opened three years ago and was New York’s first “Floridan style” shuffleboard club. Also located in a former warehouse, the Brooklyn original features multiple courts, tropical cocktails, and an area for a rotating lineup of food trucks to dock. Based on a recent renovation permit issued by the City of Chicago, Bucktown’s Royal Palms will also feature a 3,100-square-foot rooftop deck.
- Brooklyn-Based Hotspot Shuffleboard Club & Bar Coming to Chicago [Eater Chicago]
- Renovation/alteration permit at 1750 N. Milwaukee Avenue [Chicago Cityscape]
- Royal Palms Shuffleboard [Official Website]
- Previous Bucktown coverage [Curbed Chicago]