The Italian restaurant Bravo! that has anchored the northeast corner of Church Street and Maple Avenue in downtown Evanston for the past several years is closing.
Manager James Rohrbach says the restaurant’s last day of operation with be this Thursday, Oct. 22.
Rohrbach said he doesn’t know what the plans are for the future of the space, that the closing was a corporate decision.
The Bravo Brio Restaurant Group operates 115 restaurants under the Bravo, Brio and Bon Vie brand names in 33 states. A person who answered the phone at the corporate office in Columbus, Ohio, this morning claimed to have no knowledge of the Evanston restaurant’s closing.
BBRG’s latest quarterly earnings report showed a 5.5 percent increase in total revenue, but a 2.1 percent decline in comparable sales for its Bravo! units.
The restaurant space adjacent to the Century Theatre complex previously was a Wolfgang Puck restaurant before Bravo! opened in 2008.