New restaurant takes over former Tavern on Rush space

Chicago — New tenants are about to move into the former location of Tavern on Rush on the Gold Coast.

The Bellevue is expected to open at 1031 North Rush Street in Chicago later this spring, according to a news release sent Thursday morning. Tavern On Rush last year he closed on October 26th.

Open seven days a week, this restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner, as well as late-night cocktails.

To add a new look to the venue, The Bellevue commissioned the design firm of Knauer Incorporated to reimagine the two-floor space that also adds functionality. There will be more bar areas on the first floor, and an additional bar will open on the second floor. There is also an open kitchen on the 2nd floor with views of the surrounding area.

The site will also include a 100-seat sidewalk café, which was a feature of the previous restaurant.

Above are some of the Bellevue designs released Thursday along with the new restaurant announcement.

Tavern on Rush operated at the location for 25 years before closing this fall after the landlord did not renew the lease, according to owner Phil Stephanie. was scheduled to close in late October, but contractual issues forced it to close in late October.

Thousands flocked to restaurants to say goodbye in the last few weeks, and this fall they can do so again at 1031 North Rush Street. New restaurant takes over former Tavern on Rush space

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