Locally Owned Restaurants Headline Fall Openings In B-N | WGLT

Locally Owned Restaurants Headline Fall Openings In B-N

Sep 18, 2018

Bloomington-Normal tends to get excited whenever a new chain restaurant opens. But this fall there are several locally opened restauranteurs who are opening their doors to customers.

Larry Carius runs the popular Bloomington-Normal Restaurant Scene Facebook page. He joined GLT’s Sound Ideas for an update on some of the most notable happenings in the local food scene:

  • Four new locally owned restaurants recently opened in Bloomington. That includes the new Grand Café Express on West Market Street; the second Tony’s Tacos location, in downtown; Hacienda Leon, a Mexican restaurant, on Hershey Road; and Annie’s Eats, serving “brandin’ iron BBQ,” on Clinton Street.
  • Carius said to be on the lookout for two new restaurants in the coming weeks and months. Dollface Desserts is expected to open in October on Oakland Avenue in Bloomington, serving baked donuts in the morning, plus specialty cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Also expected to open later in 2018 is Jack Café on Landmark Drive, in a former dry-cleaning business across from Kroger. Jack Café will feature a freshly squeezed juice bar, seating for 70 to 80 customers, but no liquor license.
  • Also coming soon is a new Domino’s Pizza “theater” store, on College Avenue in Normal near Meijer. It’s a concept that’s been done in other markets, allowing customers to see their order being prepared.

Hear more about the Bloomington-Normal restaurant scene in this Sound Ideas interview:

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