A popular Italian eatery in Gold Coast is set to close on February 26th to start a $4 million renovation project. The restaurant has been a Chicago staple since its 1994 opening.
With plans to close for more than a year, or about 15 months, the owners are looking to expand the restaurant to over 10,000 square feet, creating new dining rooms, bars, and an entry area. Within the new dining space, renovations also include a new covered rooftop terrace.
As for when renovations start, demolition is currently scheduled for March 5th.
Carmine’s has gained popularity over the years with everyone from locals to celebrities stopping by. As the Rush Street restaurant prepares to close down for a bit later this month, Carmine’s owners, Rosebud Restaurants, are set on creating an all-weather terrace that’s sure to be a big hit with a planned 2024 reopening. Rosebud Restaurants, a Chicago restaurant group, also owns Taylor Street’s ‘Rosebud’ in Little Italy.
Carmine’s was originally Carmine’s Clamhouse when it first opened but changed names in ‘96. It’s now known less for seafood offerings and more for traditional Italian dishes.
Find additional Rosebud Restaurants below:
- Rosebud on Rush, 720 N Rush St.
- Rosebud Randolph, 130 E Randolph St.
- Rosetta Italian, 1 S Dearborn St.
Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611