Phil Cooley is a Corktown-based restaurateur, developer, and philanthropist. He's the majority owner of Slow's BarBQ.

He runs a woodworking shop on Michigan Ave that produced the fixtures for Slow's.

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Phillip Cooley, a restaurant owner who lives across a park from the station, estimates that about 30 sightseers a day show up at its locked gate, cameras raised. He calls the building “an education.”