by Nicki Wood
Bar Louie, a Chicago-based chain of cocktail-oriented bars, will open three Middle Tennessee locations beginning next month, with a Knoxville location scheduled later this year.
According to a news release, the first to open will be the Murfreesboro site, in The Avenue shopping center in late March. A Chattanooga property in Hamilton Place Mall is expected to open in April, and The Gulch here in Nashville will get a Bar Louie in May.
A press representative did not return calls, but the likeliest Gulch spot seems to be the late Wine Loft space.
Read the full press release (as reprinted in the Sacramento Bee) here.
Bitesters with restaurant careers, the link for employment is here — looks like it might be a sweet gig.