Hunt Club founder Jim Lasky has announced plans to tear down the club at 1100 N. State and rebuild a three-story restaurant and nightclub, Crain's Chicago Business reports. The 10,500-square-foot building will house the restaurant, Maple & Ash, on the first two floors, while the mezzanine and third floor will house a still unnamed nightclub. Lasky is teaming up with David Pisor, best known as the developer of the Elysian Hotel, which was sold last year and turned into a Waldorf Astoria property.
According to Crain's, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly sent an email to constituents today alerting them to the project. The alderman said Maple & Ash "will be a sophisticated version of Chicago's most successful venues" and he also notes the nightclub will feature craft cocktails, 20-foot ceilings and house-made vodka.
Construction will start on January 15 and is expected to last 10 months.
· Owner plans to tear down Hunt Club, build bigger restaurant [Crain's]
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