Contemporary restaurants benefit from the preservation of their historic housing

Contemporary restaurants benefit from the preservation of their historic housing

Marc Malnati, chief executive of Lou Malnati’s, a 28-unit Chicago-based pizza icon founded by his late father more than 30 years ago, enjoys opening restaurants in historic buildings. Several of the company’s full-service pizzerias are in renovated buildings that were built for other uses, such as roadhouses from horse-and-buggy days and fire stations.

“Why tear an old building down?” Malnati asked. “Why not maintain it? It gives a picture into history that’s consistent with who we ar

Register to view the full article

Register to view this article

Already a member? .

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish