Thursday, January 26, 2012

Update on New Project Going into 33 Club Space

The former 33 Club interior will look entirely different when it reopens as a new concept. (Photo: 33 Club)

Back in November, 312DD broke the story that the guys behind The Boundary, Sweetwater and Trace secured the former 33 Club space to build one of their signature casual venues that combines decent bar fare with a sports bar atmosphere.

Now Chicago magazine's Dish has more info:

"... the 200-seat Old Town Pour House (1419 N. Wells St.; no phone yet), planned for March, will open in the old 33 Club space. 'I'm trying to do a little more creative, refined, and approachable food,' (new corporate executive chef) Paul Katz says. For example: 'There will probably be a burger on Old Town Pour House's menu, but it will definitely be a lot more upscale than your everyday burger.' Although he hasn't finalized the menu, Katz cites his changes to the Sweetwater burger as an analogy, swapping in Niman Ranch beef and a pretzel bun. That's a lot of news to get out there—you might say it all bottlenecked."

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