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The Tour is Over: Grand Tour in Ravenswood Shutters for Revamp

Look for a new concept to replace the international theme.

Marc Much

The tour is over for the international-themed sports bar and restaurant Grand Tour. After less than seven months in business at 2434 W. Montrose, ownership has closed the restaurant for a revamp. Eyewitnesses report a sign on the door alerting patrons, and the website and OpenTable page have vanished as well.

Owner Jesse Boyle says that "we are in the midst of revamping the concept and menu." There is no firm target date yet for reopening or announcing the new concept, as Boyle says "this is a long-term proposition and I just want to make sure that we get it right."

Grand Tour soft opened in February with former Socca chef Roger Herring spearheading monthly-changing international menus in addition to some permanent dishes. An expensive worldly-themed design added to the concept, while a barrage of TVs played an array of sporting events and a stage featured live music and events.

Major warning signs hit the restaurant in August when Herring officially departed along with most of the opening staff. "More approachable" dishes then replaced much of the menu.

Stay tuned for details on the new concept when they become available.

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