At the same time the ground floor also received some updates but has sat vacant and for lease for since then. That is until now as three exciting new businesses are in the works, we'll hopefully have individual posts about each in the near future, but here is an overview of what we know...
Eyvind is a project of Chef Tony Brown, who also owns Ruins, a small and ever changing restaurant on North Monroe. The unique name is a nod to Mr. Eyvind Earles who was an artist known in part for his background illustrations in 1950's era Disney films. He is best known for his background and styling in the 1951 classic Sleeping Beauty.
In a previous interview, Brown described his plan for Eyvind to be a more polished version of Ruins. It will likely be very vegetable forward seasonal local ingredients .
Another project that Chef Tony Brown is involved with will actually be in the basement of The Bickett building. That new restaurant will be called Hunt and will be a small space serving what is being called elevated campfire food.
Redband is a project of the building's owner Jed Conklin. A bit different from the other 2 new places, Redband won't be an everyday restaurant, but instead gathering space. The new space will offer a dining set up and full bar and will be available to rent for gatherings of up 60 guests.