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Bank Lane Bistro
670 Bank Lane
Lake Forest, Illinois (United States)
  • Site became MH Fish House in 2012.
(1997 - 2012)

 
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Back of the House
Duration Name Position
2012 Jared Claude Executive Chef
2012 David Jarvis Executive Chef
  -- Jared Claude Chef de Cuisine
2008 - 2011 Michael Gottlieb Executive Chef
2003 - 2008 John des Rosiers Executive Chef
Front of the House
Duration Name Position
2012 Carla Westcott Co-owner/Partner
2012 Mark Westcott Co-owner/Partner
1997 - 2012 Larry Ross Owner/Operator
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Last updated: 2014-02-25

 
  • The South Gate Cafe building dates back to 1901 when the northern third of the structure was built to house the first city fire department. It consisted mainly of three large bays that were used for horse drawn fire wagons. In the mid-1920’s the city more than doubled the building to accommodate its police station and new fire engines. When the City built a new public safety facility in 1968, the building went into semi-retirement for nearly 12 years. Then in 1980, the building was purchased from the City by Larry Ross and a small group who rehabilitated it as the South Gate Cafe. The name is derived from the street along its north border, which was Howard Van Doren Shaw’s planned entrance or gateway to Market Square. Seventeen years later, the South Gate Group put a final addition on the east side of the building that houses the Bank Lane Bistro and Bank Lane Bakery. (From Facebook).

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