Champaign Biaggi’s to get major remodel | Restaurants

CHAMPAIGN — Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano in Champaign, now the oldest spot in the chain, is going to get a entire new search.

The restaurant will shut for 3 weeks for interior reworking, starting July 17, Managing Spouse Cassidy Hoke reported.

The cafe aims to reopen Aug. 6.

The revamp will transform the interior’s coloration palate and will involve new tile flooring, lights and tables, Hoke mentioned.

The restrooms will be gutted and redone, and there will also be a new bar and have-out pickup spot, she stated.

The job also will contain removal of a wall with a fireplace, as very well as the transformation of a private eating area into a semi-personal location, Hoke explained.

And a lesser place for private parties will have just one large new table instead of smaller tables pushed collectively.

The restaurant will close up with about the identical capacity, but more of the seating will be readily available in booths, she explained.

“People definitely delight in booths,” Hoke mentioned.

With new tables and chairs on the way, ideas are to stop the use of table linens, she explained.

The outdated home furnishings is currently being donated.

Though not a good deal will alter in the kitchen area, Hoke said the quantity of function getting finished would have designed it impractical to stay open for have-out throughout the building period of time.

The Champaign Biaggi’s at 2235 S. Neil St. opened in 1999, the second area in what is now a chain of 17 Biaggi’s places to eat.

The very first site to open, also in 1999, was in Bloomington, but it moved to a new making at 3010 E. Empire St. in 2020.

Hoke explained the new look of the Champaign Biaggi’s will be related to Bloomington’s.

Biaggi’s latest 17 spots are in Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.