Brady Street may soon have its very own Harry’s Bar & Grill.
Yesterday, the Brady Street Area Association Board endorsed a plan for a second location of the popular Shorewood hangout in the 3,600-square foot Brady Street True Value space at 1234 E. Brady St. The decision comes after the rejection of a proposal for Camp Bar to move into the space.
Harry’s owner Elias Chedid, who also owns The Knick, says he wasn’t really looking to add another location to his repertoire, but fell in love with the space after being approached by Christopher Adams and Michael O'Connor of Dominion Properties.
Chedid notes that working with the building owners has been "just a pleasure," and he’s looking forward to moving forward with the renovation.
"There is, of course, this beautiful wood paneling all over the walls," he says. "We’ll be knocking out one wall to expose the Cream City brick; but, I’ll be leaving the tile, which dates back to when Moses wore shorts… it’s really beautiful. And we want to preserve the entrance and the exterior, as well."
Chedid says he’ll submit necessary paperwork to the city today and hopes to begin demolition and remodeling in February, provided his requests for liquor and food licensure are approved. He says he hopes the bar and restaurant will be open by May.
"I love Brady Street," Chedid says. "It’s a fun street. It reminds me of when you travel and you go to these streets where there are shops and spots of all types. They have such a wide offering of restaurants that you can try something new every night of the week. And I’m really hoping that Harry’s will add to that."
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