After a whirlwind couple of speculative minutes in which we heard that Bice Grill was closed, and then called only to find that the phone number has been disconnected, we are relieved in our quest for information by 312DD, who notes that the casual spinoff of Bice is only temporarily closed.
"Business is slower at the beginning of the year, and it gets really cold for customers because of the ventilation system," the manager said. "Therefore we took this opportunity to shut it down, renovate and reopen in about six weeks." 312DD speculates the reopen might take the form of an entirely new concept. Could be — but then, the original model seemed to be a big hit with Streeterville's lunch crowds, so who knows. [312DD]