Uptown's latest out-of-town concept had a date: Primebar was scheduled to open on June 28 in the former Il Gatto space. One day after announcing the date, the gastropub's PR team informed me that the opening has been delayed. No word yet on when it will open. The bar/restaurant comes from Restaurants-America Inc., a Chicago-based company that has Primebar locations in Dallas (shown above), Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Chicago (below).

The menu is "contemporary American." Highlights via Primebar's PR team include: buffalo calamari, bacon wrapped shrimp skewers, "two-handed" sandwiches (including a footlong grilled cheese) and wood-fired flatbread pizzas.

Sounds like they don't mess around when it comes to beer. There will be 60 taps at the bar. They'll also roll out an aggressive happy hour: 3-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The dining room will seat 180.

Stay tuned for updates. 

Details: 3001 Hennepin Av. #1200, Mpls. 612-235-4295 www.primebarminneapolis.com.

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