Crave empire might expand to Old Chicago Uptown

Kaskaid coming to Old Chicago
Kaskaid coming to Old Chicago


In their ever-growing empire, the Kaskaid company, owners of the Crave restaurants as well as Union, Uptown Urban Eatery, and Figlio 2.0, will likely be heading to Uptown. If the deal goes through, they will purchase the long-standing Old Chicago location on Hennepin Avenue. Here's what the whole deal hinges upon:

Kaskaid partner Kam Talebi has signed a lease for the building at 2841 Hennepin Ave. as reported by the

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Old Chicago will continue operating in the location, which also has several coveted -- if sometimes difficult to navigate -- parking spaces. (Pity the person who attempts a left turn out of there.) 

If Talebi is able to secure a liquor license as well as the other city approvals for the space, they will proceed with the takeover and Old Chicago will close on November 1. The restaurant would be an entirely new restaurant concept for the company, which would be expected to open in March 2014.
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