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French Restaurants Have Been Closing In Chicago. Can Le Sud Buck The Trend? Mais Oui.

Phil Vettel | Chicago Tribune | November 12, 2018 Le Sud is only 7 weeks old, but already looks like a hit. It has a veteran management team, a chef who cooks with intelligence and purpose, an interesting and highly affordable wine list, and bright, attentive service. Good night, everybody! OK, details. Le Sud (“the south”)

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Why Calculating the Customer Lifetime Value Could Save Your Restaurant

Pedanco | November 2018 Think about how much it costs to acquire a new customer. You put up expensive signage inside and outside the restaurant. Your website itself (not to mention the management of it) comes with a monthly cost. You run promotions in-house and offer discounts online to lure customers in. You try to maintain a

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Nine Chicago Steakhouses Rank Among America’s Highest-Grossing Independent Restaurants

Ashok Selvam | Eater | October 25, 2018 Yes, for yet another year Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in the Gold Coast is the top-grossing independent restaurant in Chicago, according to the latest Restaurant Business Online top 100 list. This year, Gibsons made $25.5 million in sales, a 2.9 percent increase from 2017’s numbers. Gibsons also moved up one spot nationally, from No. 10

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What Restaurants Need to Know About the Bill Trying to Save Mom-and-Pops from Rent Hikes

Carla Vianna | Eater New York | October 23, 2018 Restaurants struggling to cope with pricey rent hikes may benefit from a proposed bill — discussed Monday in City Council — that seeks to level the playing field between landlords and commercial tenants in NYC. The bill, dubbed the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, gives tenants a right to a lease renewal, including

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A ‘Milk Bar’ Is Coming to Hubbard Street in River North

Ashok Selvam | Eater | October 18, 2018 SVN Restaurant Resource Group’s Scott Reinish represented the tenant in the transaction. Hubbard Street should soon have a new bar that appears to focus on sweets from one of the co-owners of Shore Club, the restaurant/club at North Avenue Beach. A spokesperson confirmed that JoJo’s Milk Bar is on its way inside the short-lived Coco Champagne Lounge space

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Chicago’s Quietest, Loudest Restaurants Ranked In ‘Yelp-Like’ App For Noise

Alisa Hauser & Mina Bloom | Block Club Chicago | October 3, 2018 CHICAGO —  Folks who can’t hear what their Tinder date is saying over the blaring music at a burger bar can now whip out their iPhones and warn others to find a quieter place for a conversation. SoundPrint, described as a “Yelp for noise levels,” allows users

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This New Restaurant Brings Southern French Dishes to Roscoe Village

Ashok Selvam | Eater Chicago | September 27, 2018 SVN Restaurant Resource Group’s Scott Reinish represented the buyer in the transaction. Roscoe Village received a culinary upgrade earlier this week when Le Sud, a new two-level restaurant, opened. Dishes on its Mediterranean French menu includes rabbit leg à la Provençal and a foie gras tart. It’s a casual spot

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Axe-Throwing Bar Receives One-Day Liquor License Suspension Over Safety Concerns

Brenna Houck | Eater Detroit | September 26, 2018 A metro Detroit axe-throwing bar received a brief suspension of its liquor license for what regulators described as a potentially dangerous activities involving alcohol and sharp objects flying through the air. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) confirmed in a release on Tuesday that Auburn Hills-based entertainment venue Hub Stadium has investigated for

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Fired OpenTable Employee Faces Federal Fraud Charge For Fake Reservations

Ashok Selvam | Eater Chicago | September 20, 2018 A former OpenTable employee who made several hundred fake restaurant reservations in an attempt to harm online reservation rival Reserve faces a charge of wire fraud. The man, Steven Addison, worked in the Chicago office of OpenTable, and from November to February, he made more than 300 fake reservations at Chicago restaurants

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Lincoln Park Gets Its First Pour-Your-Own-Beer Bar Next Week

Daniel Gerzina | Eater Chicago | September 12, 2018 Marcus Sullivan of SVN Chicago Commercial’s Restaurant Resource Group represented the buyer in the transaction. The owners of Chicago’s most popular pour-your-own-beer bar, Tapster in Wicker Park, are almost ready to unveil their new Lincoln Park location. It’ll open in the former Wrightwood Tapspace at 1059 W. Wrightwood Avenue to the

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