A new Mediterranean bar and grill, Kurah, is soon to open on the corner of 14th and Michigan, that hopefully won't endure as much drama as the former tenant, Alain's Restaurant.
Alain's, the Cameroon-influenced American restaurant from chef Alain Njike and Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, shuttered in October after receiving an eviction notice a month earlier. The new upscale Mediterranean spot is owned by Dan Sarkiss, owner of Zaytune, a quick-serve Mediterranean spot in Bridgeport. As for what remains of Alain's? Apparently there will be an auction to rid of everything in the restaurant.