• A Restaurateur Downsizes to a Wine and Sake Shop in Lincoln Square

    by Naomi Waxman / Eater Chicago / March 1, 2022

    Rockwell Bottle Shop & Coffee, from the owner of now-shuttered Entente, aims to marry hospitality and retail.

    It’s been three months since Chicagoans learned that Entente, the Michelin-starred restaurant led by chef Brian Fisher, wouldn’t be reopening in River North. The buzzy new American spot will soon be supplanted by Obélix, a forthcoming French restaurant from chefs and brothers Oliver and Nicolas Poilevey, whose parents founded La Sardine and Le Bouchon. But Ty Fujimura — the restaurateur behind Entente, sushi favorite Arami, and neighborhood pub SmallBar — has had time to get used to the new state of affairs.

    In February, Fujimura unveiled his latest venture: Rockwell Bottle Shop & Coffee, a retail spot featuring wine, beer, and sake, as well as drip coffee and packaged snacks at 4634 N. Rockwell Street near the CTA’s Rockwell Brown Line L stop. Read more HERE

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