Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Work on Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Rebuild Getting Underway?

A reader writes:
I walked by the Chicago Firehouse on my way to the bus this morning.
5 gentlemen out there, some with blue prints. Someone else asked if they were starting to rebuild and they said yes.
We know the intention was always to rebuild, but this is the first thing we've heard or seen on the topic.  Hopefully it's true.

For those who are new or have a tendency to forget, back on December 10th, 2014, the popular Chicago Firehouse restaurant at 1401 S. Michigan ironically and unfortunately had an extra-alarm fire that severely damaged the historic building.

A day later, the owner, Matthew O'Malley, issued a statement and said the plan was to rebuild.

While it may not have been the most trendy steakhouse in the city, it was classy and good and definitely was an import piece of the South Loop's dining scene.

Hope to see it bounce back better than ever.

(Hat tip:  MZ!)

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