Chicago’s Lowcountry seafood boil restaurant will open its third location at the former Bar Louie site Downtown.
According to its website, Lowcountry is coming soon to 1114 N. Water St.
The space is already built out, according to a message from the restaurant's Facebook page, which launched recently.
"The (opening) date is TBD based on the city but we’re hoping very soon."
The eatery has two locations in the Windy City.
The restaurant was founded by Pan and Dana Hompluem with a Wrigleyville location in 2015 that focused on boils. A South Loop restaurant followed in 2018 added combo options, wth shrimp, mussels and snow and king crab.
Read more about the Chicago locations here.
Another customizable seafood boil restaurant, Crab it Your Way, opened at 823 N. 2nd St. in the summer on 2019 and closed after six months. It is expected to reopen this fall.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.