Highland Park Village is undergoing even more change: Brian Bolke has announced that he is closing his Number One and Chapter Two on December 31 to make way for the village’s new grocery store concept.
Chapter Two, Bolke’s chic bookstore, opened barely a year ago, offering upscale titles from Assouline, Rizzoli and Taschen publishing houses, as well as a variety of specialty and hard-to-find magazines. Number One was his hybrid cafe/retail concept next-door; it opened in late 2012.
“We have been so thrilled to have Number One and Chapter Two be a part of Highland Park Village,” Bolke said in a release about the closure. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we know we have been a ‘healthy habit’ in many people’s lives.
“As Highland Park Village expands its food and grocery offerings to encompass the Preston Road frontage, we are closing to make way for exciting new developments.”
Favorites from the stores — including books, jewelry, apothecary and ready-to-wear — will move to Bolke’s other outposts, Forty Five Ten and Five and Ten (also in HP Village). Some of the menu favorites from Number One — including the house-made almond milk that has gathered a loyal following — will be available starting in early January at the T Room at Forty Five Ten.