The shuttered auto transmission shop at 1801 Central St. reportedly will be the new home of Evanston’s Bluestone Restaurant, now located down the road at 1932 Central.

Transmission shop

The old transmission shop at 1801 Central St. 

Alderman Elizabeth Tisdahl, 7th Ward, says Bluestone owner John Enright is about to lease the property.

And developer Jack Crocker, who’s building The Eastwood condos across the street on the former site of the Evanston Theater, says Mr. Enright also plans to expand the restaurant into the storefronts to the east of the transmission shop, that now house sales offices for The Eastwood and another condo development.

Mr. Enright reportedly plans to convert the existing Bluestone location into a Mexican-themed restaurant.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Bluestone
    I am just curious how a retaurant can go there, with all the EPA issues that would have to be addressed. I would think an eating establishment would be the last thing to go there!

    The clean-up would be rather cost prohibitive, would it not?

    1. What EPA issues are you
      What EPA issues are you talking about? Unless there’s a Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) or related phenomenon, there probably is no EPA issue.

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