Joumana and Randa Toubia have settled on a new name for their Piccadilly-esque concept they’re opening in the former Chelsea’s space at 2949 N. Rock Road.
The restaurant, which they describe as a gourmet cafe, will open sometime in February. The menu will include many of the Mediterranean dishes made popular at Piccadilly Grill, which closed at Central and Rock in October after 26 years. The old Piccadilly building has been demolished, and the spot where it stood is now completely empty, as many alarmed readers have reported to me lately. A new Sprouts Farmers Market will be built there.
The sisters have described the new eatery as “chef casual.” Customers will order at the counter rather than from their tables. It will serve lunch and dinner and will have a full bar and patio.
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After leaving the Central and Rock space, the Toubia sisters moved their catering operations to the former Olive Tree Banquet Hall and have since been serving Sunday brunches there. They’ve also been working on remodeling the Chelsea’s space for Two Olives since they moved in.
Stay tuned for an opening date for Two Olives.