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Restaurant News: Vote on the Pump Room's New Name, Lady Gregory Back on Track

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 8, 2011 2:30PM

pump room_0001.jpeg - The former Pump Room may be getting a new name. The new owner of the Ambassador East, Ian Schrager, has announced that the public will get to decide on the new name. The Sun-Times reports that the name will either be "The Pump Room" or "Gold Coast Kitchen," possibly the least inspiring name ever. We vote for Pump Room - keep the icon alive - and you can too. Votes will be taken online until June 22, at which time the name will be chosen.

- Lady Gregory, the Anderson Gastropub that burned down while it was still under construction, is back on track! After a fire in early March, the restaurant is set to open on June 13th, according to the Tribune. Kyle McHugh, formerly of Drinks over Dearborn and a friend of Chicagoist, is the beverage director, and has created a spirits program with over 300 whiskeys. The food seems basic, but the huge booze selection will attract nerds from all over Chicago.