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Trader Vic's Is Coming Back to Chicago. Really.

By Rob Christopher in Food on Mar 5, 2008 3:00PM

Trader Vic's We've written before about the sad demise of the Chicago Trader Vic's, how it was unceremoniously booted from the Palmer House after the hotel's new owners took over. And we've also sighed about the fact that the reopening of a new Trader Vic's, which was originally supposed to happen in 2006, has still not materialized. Well, we now have some proof that it's finally happening.

We even have the address: just north of Oak at 1030 N. State. Courtesy of Every Block Chicago we know that Trader Vic's has been issued a business license for this location, which used to be the home of the now-shuttered Grotto. A source inside the restaurant design team has made it known that the new TV will be in the basement (all the better to maximize the hideaway factor). We're working on getting further details, but for now all we can do is hope that a revamped tropical escape is indeed finally on the way.

Mouth-watering portrait of Trader Vic's cocktails via Culinary Fool