Red Star Tavern To Reopen as Townhouse Kitchen + Bar
Restaurant remains closed as facility transforms into new wining, dining entity.
Red Star Tavern has closed its doors but unlike Stoney River, its neighbor just across the Deerfield and Waukegan Road intersection, the dining spot isn’t gone for good.
The management team has temporarily halted operations in order to renovate the restaurant, which will open under the new name Townhouse Kitchen + Bar. Both Red Star Tavern and Townhouse Kitchen + Bar brands are owned by Glenview-based parent company Restaurants-America.
The company responded to Patch.com’s e-mail queries about the shift to Townhouse.
“We have closed down for the month of January to re-concept. We are targeting the first week of February to open, with a grand opening party at the end of February,” John Tate said.
Tate did not identify his position with the company in the e-mail. Phone calls to both the parent company and Deerfield restaurant were not returned.
Recently, the parent company reportedly sold its flagship restaurant chain, Bar Louie, to Sun Capital, a Boca Raton, Fla., investment firm, apparently in an effort to focus on other ventures.
Restaurant-America opened PrimeBar, a restaurant featuring urban bar food, at 115 N. Wacker in Chicago just last year. For those interested in seeing what’s coming to Deerfield, a Townhouse Kitchen + Bar already exists on 111 S. Wacker Drive.
The company released a Twitter invitation to attend its Deerfield grand opening, and advertised open guest service positions on its Facebook page. In his e-mail, Tate said the company will issue a news release “shortly.”