Originally Posted by EarlyBuyer
The high-end shopping destination has very little dining competition in the immediate area."
What?! Only if by "immediate area" they mean within 3 storefronts.
I mean there's Spiaggia and Spiaggia Cafe on the east end of the block. There's Gibsons 1/2 block north from the west end of the block, Fred's at Barney's at the west end of the block, Ria and Balsan 1 short block south and 1/2 block west from the end of the block, all those Rush Street places a block north of the west end of the block (including Morton's), Cafe les Architectes 3 short blocks south, Le Colonial on the other side of the block, Feast a couple bocks south, Pane Caldo on the other side of the block, the Cape Cod Rood, the Grill on the Alley, there's even a Rosebud over on Walton, and a McCormick and Schmick's a five minute walk away.
I don't doubt the area can absorb another steakhouse, but a lack of existing dining options is hardly the case.