Friday, February 3, 2017

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Reopening Today - 2 Years After Massive Fire

Good news for fine dinning Sloopsters!

A reader writes:
A live person actually answered the phone and confirmed this. 
Also confirmed that previously issued gift cards will be honored.
It's been quite an ordeal to get back to being open.  As a reminder, this South Loop stalwart had a massive (and ironic) fire back in December of 2014:

A lot of people questioned if they would reopen given that the damage was extensive.

But it was announced they would reopen and in fact they've improved (from Eater):
They’ve not only rebuilt, but they’ve also renovated the 15,000-square-foot space that includes seating for 215, according to a news release. Ownership upgraded the kitchen and restored the original Tiffany-glaze brick and custom millwork. There’s a backlit wine wall in the bar area on the first floor and they’ll host private events on the second floor. There was great effort to ensure they’ve preserved the building’s historic past, which includes hiring back most of the staff that was with the restaurant before the fire.

Welcome back and looking forward to checking them out again!

(Hat tip:  AS!)

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