LEOPARDO COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF TWO RESTAURANTS
CHICAGO AND SOUTH BARRINGTON, ILL. — Leopardo has recently completed two restaurants in the Chicago area. Within the Chicago Transit Authority building at 161 N. Jefferson St., Leopardo has completed the interior build-out for Province. The 4,200-square-foot restaurant is the first in downtown Chicago to seek LEED Gold-Commercial Interiors certification. Randy Zweiban is the executive chef and owner of the 140-seat restaurant. Sustainable elements of the restaurant include cork flooring and tabletops, PVC-free vinyl booths, recycled leather chairs, environmentally friendly paint and green kitchen equipment. Additionally, Leopardo has completed an 11,000-square-foot Ruth’s Chris Steak House within the new Arboretum of South Barrington lifestyle center. Situated at 100 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington, the restaurant is Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s third location in the Chicago market and the first stand-alone location. Robert A. Harris Architect provided design services for the building.