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Lawless Sister Act: Block 37 Will Welcome The Dearborn This Summer

Restaurant and tavern comes from the Lawless sisters, whose family business includes The Gage and Acanto.

Amy and Clodagh Lawless
Amy and Clodagh Lawless
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Latinicity won't be the only restaurant building excitement for Block 37, as the familiar name behind The Gage, The Irish Oak and Acanto plan on a summer opening for The Dearborn. Sisters Clodagh and Amy Lawless learned the family business from brother Billy Lawless, and are now embarking on their own project, a 8,000-square-foot restaurant and tavern serving upscale American fare, according to a news release.

Details are scarce, as the Lawless sisters haven't revealed executive or pastry chefs. What they did share is The Dearborn will seat 225, with a seasonal menu and a bar scene featuring classic cocktails and beers. Clodagh Lawless told Crain's that the concept will cater to the afterwork crowd, while still offering a venue for a special occasion.

The sisters signed a lease for the space more than three years ago, and the project will open in tandem with Block 37's residential tower. Stay tuned for more news from these Irish sisters.

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