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Despite the loss of two dining spots to fire last month, Evanstonians need have no fear of running out of places to eat.

The quartet taking over LuLu’s space at 804 Davis Street announced Friday they’ll name their new place Boltwood, after the freshman wing at Evanston Township High School that three of them attended.

(Boltwood, of course, was Henry Leonidas Boltwood, the first principal of ETHS.)

The blurb calls Boltwood “an exciting new-American restaurant with an ever-changing and locally-sourced menu that is both adventurous and approachable.”

They’re shooting for a May opening.

The long-vacant former Sir Speedy printshop space at 1009 Davis has been leased for a carryout restaurant called Asia Express.

A representative of owner Mei Hui Zheng told the city’s Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee this week that the concept is one popular in China’s Fujian province, in which customers serve themselves from a buffet-style food display.

The 250-square-foot restaurant will have just six seats at a counter.

Ginger Maddox is planning to open a quick-service restaurant called Just Turkey at 2430 Main St., the former location of Kelly Nails.

The small chain features burgers, wraps, salads and other items — all, you guessed it, made with turkey.

The restaurant will have about 20 seats and expects to split its business between eat-in, carry out and delivery service.

The Asia Express and Just Turkey plans are awaiting review by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The City Council on Monday is scheduled to act on special use permits for two other planned restaurants, Harold’s Chicken Shack at 337 Howard St. and DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar at 815 Noyes St. The ZBA recommended approval of both.

And aldermen will be considering liquor licenses for Lyfe Kitchen, 1603 Orrington Ave., The Crystal Residence (the former North Shore Hotel) at1611 Chicago Ave., Lau Sze Chuan at 1633 Orrington Ave. and Boltwood.


Update 9:15 a.m. 1/14/14: Aldermen approved all the liquor license and restaurant special use permit requests on their Monday night agenda.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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