Crain’s Chicago Business reported today (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140122/NEWS0702/140129913/gage-owner-celebrity-chef-cooking-up-plans-for-block-37) that the Lawless family (the Gage, Henri) has leased space on the ground floor of in Block 37 on the high profile corner of Randolph and Dearborn Streets in Chicago’s Loop. A news release issued by CIM real estate group said “the Lawless Family is developing a stylish, beautifully designed restaurant complemented by a sophisticated bar within a 5,500-square-foot space that is being transformed into an inviting, distinctive dining spot and gathering place.”
The Lawless family hails from Galway where they owned and operated several well known pubs and restaurants including Gallows Prospect Hill, Taaffe’s Shop Street, Trigger Martyns (now Tigh Coilin) and The Twelve Pins. The family owns the Gage bar and restaurant and neighboring restaurant Henri across from Millenium Park in Chicago. Billy Lawless, Jr. is a constant, genial host at the always packed Gage. Dad Billy, Sr. is a prominent activist for immigrants’ rights.