Chicago’s Second Velvet Taco Coming to Lincoln Common

Hines/McCaffery welcomes the fusion fast-casual favorite to Lincoln Park development

(CHICAGO) — McCaffery Brokerage and Hines are pleased to announce the addition of Velvet Taco to the highly anticipated Lincoln Common development, a mixed-use project located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago. The Texas-based fast casual restaurant will occupy a 2,572-square-foot space, and join Kohler Waters Spa and Equinox Fitness to offer guests of Lincoln Common a delicious dining option, with an outdoor patio space during warmer months. Opening is scheduled for mid to late 2019.

“Velvet Taco is perfect for Lincoln Common. The vast outdoor public area allows the restaurant to offer a major patio dining experience,” said Dan McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests.

In addition to Velvet Taco, Lincoln Common will feature Equinox Fitness and Kohler Waters Spa, offering more than 20,000 square feet of luxurious spa experiences. Leasing opportunities remain at Lincoln Common; visit for more information.

Lincoln Common, co-developed by McCaffery and Hines and designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Antunovich Associates, is centrally located in the vibrant Lincoln Park neighborhood, just down the street from Fullerton Beach and neighbor to the North Side’s top tourist attractions. The mixed-use development is comprised of residential, office, dining, fitness and retail opportunities, making it a cornerstone of the community and an exciting addition to Chicago’s shopping and dining scene. Visit for full project details and renderings.

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Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 207 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $116.4 billion of assets under management, including $64 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $52.4 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,319 properties, totaling over 431 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 527 properties, representing over 224 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information.


McCaffery Interests is a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing, and managing real estate for nearly 30 years. The McCaffery Interests portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Denver, and Pittsburgh, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery Interests is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation. Please visit for more information.

ABOUT VELVET TACO Velvet Taco is a first-of-its-kind concept serving globetrotting flavors in a unique and funky fast-casual setting. Founded in 2011 in Dallas, TX with the idea that tacos do not have to be inspired only by Tex-Mex cuisine. Velvet Taco draws from a broad sampling of international taste influences to create tacos and other menu items that are as memorable as they are delicious. Each week, guests can sample a new and exotic pairing atop a tortilla as part of the restaurant’s Weekly Taco Feature (#WTF). The all-day menu features scratch-made everything, including corn tortillas, slowly roasted rotisserie meats and corn, fresh fruit margaritas and a signature red velvet cake for dessert. And the newly added brunch menu includes clever twists on favorites like the Chicken and Waffle Taco. Currently, there are nine Velvet Taco locations in Texas and Illinois with plans for additional restaurants in other markets opening in 2019.

To learn more about Velvet Taco please visit or find them on Facebook at or on Instagram using the handle @velvettaco.