Commenter Brian did some investigation of his own last month and learned that Kerasotes planned to open its new ShowPlace ICON movie theater at Roosevelt Collection on Friday, December 18, just in time for James Cameron’s comeback and a musical remake of 8 1/2. If those options have you reaching for a stiff drink, don’t worry — Metromix reports that Jerry Kleiner’s new bar adjoining the theater will open up at the development that very same weekend. (Thanks to Sloopin for the heads-up.) Sounds like it’ll be a perfect time to pay the development another visit.
Joe Zekas met Kleiner at the now-closed Room 21 in 2007 to talk about his history as a restaurateur and doing business in the South Loop. Here’s just one segment from their chat: