Fans of Flo's Mexican-inspired brunch only have to wait until next month when the popular West Town restaurant will open in the former Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana space on Ashland Avenue. Ownership will start with weekend brunch and dinner, but eventually hope to bring the full Flo experience to their second location.
"We're going to be family friendly, but good for dates after 6 p.m.," said owner Amy Laria.
Management mostly added a paint job, as the Fiorentino's spot was already ready with 100 seats, including 50 on the patio. Laria and Leonard Sanchez co-own it, as Sanchez is the former general manager on Chicago Avenue. Laria expects a children's menu at the new spot and wants to draw a brunch crowd from Boystown and other North Side neighborhoods. They will have a similar menu compared to the original but will likely expand later. Laria said to expect a mid-November opening.