ELM Group Group Will Launch New Concept in Summer 2014

Former Bar Louie space will become an Italian eatery

ELM Group Group Will Launch New Concept  in Summer 2014
courtesy ELM Group

No sooner had a reader inquired about what happened to Bar Louie than I heard a rumor about a local restaurant group opening a restaurant in the W. Sixth St. space. Today's press release makes me wish I had reported the rumor last week.

The ELM Restaurant Group announced today that they will be adding an as-yet-unnamed Italian restaurant to the stable that consists of 24 Diner, Easy Tiger Beer Garden & Bake Shop, and Arro. Executive chef Drew Curren and Beverage Director Craig Collins already have a concept for the new eatery which will indeed replace Bar Louie at in the ground floor of the mid-century modern McGarrah-Jessee Building at 123 W. Sixth. According to the press release, Curren plans to "merge the pizzeria lunch culture" with a menu of rustic, seasonal dishes likely to be found in a Tuscan country home at suppertime. Master Sommelier Collins will offer a "user-friendly Italian wine program as well as a fine selection of cocktails and Italian aperitifs and digestifs." They are projecting an opening in the summer of 2014.

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