That kind of prime real estate couldn't sit vacant for long. After the public stumble for the Parasole Group, when It closed Il Gatto, whispers quickly began that a chain restaurant would take over the space. Today on her blog for MSP Magazine, Stephanie March revealed who will be moving into that space. Let's just say the constant refrain that Uptown is looking more suburban by the moment isn't going to die down any time soon.
Primebar is moving in, March reports. A part of the Restaurants-America, it is indeed a chain. Locations already include Chicago, Dallas, Wesely Chapel (in Florida) and Scottsdale. Menu items at the Chicago location include crowd-pleasers like Caesar salad, mac and cheese, steaks, tacos, and quesadillas, with the occasional twist like wasabi or sriracha. Sounds unique ... just like everybody else.