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Leopold Sold to New Ownership, Will Shutter Saturday

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Open for over two years, Leopold is about to disappear. The West Town Belgian restaurant has been sold to an independent buyer and will close for reconcepting after service Saturday night, emerging sometime in summer with a completely different concept, staff, buildout and design. Owner Christy Agee says business was great and was motivated to sell by a longing to sync schedules with her husband. She put Leopold on the market two months ago and returned to an advertising career six weeks ago. Executive chef Michael Dean Reynolds, who came over from The Gage in September, is weighing his options. He's focusing on making his last week at Leopold "as kick-ass as possible," look for more popups from him in the meantime.

Fans of the restaurant have the week to say goodbye. Normally closed Mondays, they'll continue with tonight's scheduled popup dinner with Brian Runge and Koval Distillery, and will run specials and Leopold classics the rest of the week. Watch social media to see more of what they'll be doing. As for what's next, it's unclear at the moment. New ownership remains in the shadows, and it's the first restaurant from an independent buyer. More to come soon, share any Leopold memories in the comments section.
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