Swanky Bistro & Martini Lounge Planned Near Arts Campus

Upscale restaurant, nightspot due downtown

Kimberly Dupps Truesdell | The Journal Gazette

FORT WAYNE – Todd Smith is a self-professed “today” kind of guy.

And, if he had his way, Main St. Bistro and Martini Lounge would be open, well, today. Instead, he’s looking at late August or early September.

“Companies aren’t like that today,” he says. “It’s six to eight weeks for furniture. Six to eight weeks for lighting.”

While the local restaurateur is keeping mum about the details for the 200 E. Main St. establishment, those finishing touches – lighting, furniture – promise to transform the former Park Place restaurant into a swanky, upscale hotspot. He says it will be a restaurant by day (and early evening) and will offer nightlife after 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The menu will be small but supplemented by a list of weekly specials from the chef, who has a creative spirit and experience in Chicago kitchens.

“There is a buzz,” he says. “Believe me, I’ve done a lot of projects in the last 20 years, and this is probably one of the best ones. And it’s downtown. There’s a lot going on downtown. A lot of revitalization in the last three years, and there will be a lot in the next three years.”

Original article here (The Journal Gazette)

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