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Monday, June 2, 2008

What a feeling!

Dear Internet,

Okay, that is a bit dramatic, but it also sets the stage for what I have to say perfectly. I have been dying to share our big news. Really, like giddy with anticipation. Starting June 16, we’re having some work done. We meaning Fish and The American Theater. That sounds sort of like plastic surgery, doesn’t it? Of course, when you undergo plastic surgery, you don’t want people to ask if you’ve had “something” done; you just want to look fresh and fabulous, right? That’s what we’re going for.

So yes, we're expanding, refreshing. ("Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.") Want details? Of course you do.

Let's start with Fish and a little back story. Gibson, Thompson, Guess Architects were the original designers of the restaurant back in 2000. And, because they're so fantastic at what they do, they're back to work their magic once again. What's changing? Our super-cool purple heart wood bar will triple in size. Helloooo, bar dining! And behind the bar? Antiqued mirrors, stainless steel accents and of course, the original, beautiful brickwork. The "new" first floor dining room will move into the first floor of 440 King Street. Picture reclaimed cherry tables, large mirrors, creative lighting and a great vibe.

Now to The American Theater. We're revamping the second theater and concession area to make an elegant ballroom. Think Art-Deco glamour and warmth. Think Deitrich. Think once-in-a-lifetime events, like say an incredible corporate incentive gathering, a 1940s-inspired wedding reception or perhaps a royal coronation. It could happen. Glenn Keyes, who just finished up things at Lowndes Grove, leads the project. The front theater and Star’s Bar will stay the same. The reason for the change? Folks continue to throw ever bigger, ever more fabulous events and really, who are we to say no?
I know this is a lot of information to process, but don't worry, I'm here to help. And, of course, we'll be photo-documenting these changes so you're always in the know.

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