The next cog in the rapid expansion of Four Corners Tavern Group is taking shape. The people behind Gaslight, Trellis, and the revamped Ranalli's, among many more, have given a name and concept to its first project in River North: Highline Bar + Lounge, in the space that used to house Central Standard. The target opening date is
end of August September.
Four Corners director Ryan Indovina says the name is a nod to the many elevated trains in the area, including the nearby Merchandise Mart stop. "Where we're located is strongly tied to the people, commerce, and businessmen and women that come to the area on the train," he says.
The concept will focus on lunch and happy hour service in addition to nightlife, serving American bar food in shareable sizes. All lunch dishes will cost between $10 and $15. Expect many items from other Four Corners establishments to be on the menu at Highline.
Karen Herold (Studio K) is handling the design, changing the large (10,000 square-foot) multi-area space into a bar and lounge that Indovina says will be "contemporary, polished and clean." Expect more than 30 state-of-the-art TVs and a "King's Table" when it joins the River North fray in
a month or so September.
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