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Alinea Team Signs New Lease, Planning Alinea Renovation

Photo: Eater/Barry Brecheisen

A new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas is officially coming to Chicago. Achatz tells Eater National in Aspen that they've signed a lease for a new restaurant, the opening "will probably happen in February or March (2015)," and that they "have a very clear but evolving vision" for the concept.

Nick Kokonas, reached via email, declined to disclose location or conceptual details "for a while," only confirming the lease and saying that "demolition will begin soon." Will it be in Lincoln Park, Fulton Market/West Loop, or somewhere different?

Meanwhile, Achatz also reveals that they will "renovate (Alinea) in a very significant way" to coincide with the restaurant's upcoming tenth anniversary. Look out for that soon, and check out the full interview to read about international expansion, what the upcoming New York popup means, the next Next menus, and more.
· Grant Achatz and Team on Alinea, Next, and the Future [-EN-]
· All Alinea Coverage [-ECHI-]


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