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First look at Terra & Vine rehab plans

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Here's a first look at plans for Alpana Singh's Terra & Vine which will take over the shuttered Bravo! restaurant space at 1701 Maple Ave. in downtown Evanston later this year.

The existing look, shortly after Bravo! closed.

The basic outline of the building facade stays pretty much the same — but it will be clad with wood instead of stucco.

And the patio area is scheduled for a fresh look as well.

The plans are up for preliminary review by the city's Design and Project Review Committee this afternoon.

Singh, who announced plans in February for what will be her third Chicago-area restaurant, told aldermen Monday that she hopes to open the new dining spot in August.

The City Council had a full plate of restaurant-related business Monday.

In addition to approving a liquor license for Terra & Vine, they also OK'd liquor licenses for Old Dixie Cafe at 811 Church St. and The Whiskey Thief at 616 Davis St., both of which are expected to open shortly, and for Table to Stix at 1007 Davis St., which has been serving food, minus the booze, for several months.

They also approved a liquor license for Cupitol Coffee and Eatery at 812 Grove St. which is still in the midst of construction work for its conversion from what once was the western half of The Keg's building.

And they approved a liquor license for the banquet facilities at the Museum of Time and Glass. Owner Cameel Halim says the museum, which has been under construction for more than half a decade, should open by December.

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