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New Bar and Grill Coming to Downtown Wilmette

Nick's Bar and Grill is coming to Wilmette Ave.

Nick's Bar and Grill is coming to downtown Wilmette at 1168 Wilmette Ave. in the former CJ Arthur's location. The wood-paneled restaurant is still under construction and no opening date is yet posted.

Plans for the gastropub were announced last November. Eight Wilmette families are investors and co-owners of Nick's, which will serve several demographics, including families with children seeking a meal away from home, folks wanting to grab a beer and watch a game, or friends looking for a night out.

“The goal is definitely to create a vibe and an ambience,” . “When you walk through those doors, we want people to feel like, ‘This is it. This is what we needed. This is so exciting and we can’t wait to come back.’... I think that we can make it family friendly while still making it feel like you’re in a pretty cool, hip space.”

C.J. Arthur's closed in the end of September. Art Falzer, the former owner of C.J. Arthur's, passed away in February.

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Ernist Shinner May 29, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Great idea, glad the downtown area is improvung. I found the Wilmette American Legion Tavern ~ up the hill on Wilmette Ave & Ridge. Also a cool "sleeper" bar with great flat screen tv's and a pool table ! Wilmette46.com
Margaret Goss May 29, 2013 at 05:19 PM
It's always good to hear that a vacant spot will again be put to use. Can't have too many restaurants, in my opinion

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