Updated: October 22, 2013 1:15PM
CROWN POINT — Amore Ristorante is no more.
But Crown Point is getting a new restaurant in its place — Prime Steak & Seafood House. It is owned by the owners of Theo’s Steak & Seafood in Highland and Ted’s in Calumet City.
According to Toula Klideris, they are changing from the Italian restaurant to what they have successfully been doing in Highland for the past 20 years. They are a steak and seafood house. The restaurant will be closed for a short time and be open by the end of October as Prime Steak House.
Toula and Theodoros Klideris had been before the Historic Preservation Commission on Oct. 14 to request a Certificate of Appropriateness for the painting of the exterior of the restaurant.
They had already gotten permission to change the name in the front. They did get permission from the Historic Commission along with the notation that no brick may be painted and that no painting may be done on any floor above the first floor. For that they will have to come back to the Historic Commission.
As far as the sign on the second floor, Theodoros told the commission that he thought that the painters understood that they were not to paint over the sign that was there for the other restaurant’s bar that was on the second floor.
When they re-open with their new steakhouse the second floor will be additional seating for the restaurant as well as a place to enjoy craft beer. They will be serving fresh seafood, chicken, pasta and steak.
“Steak is what we know, the aging and cutting of prime steaks,” said Theodoros Klideris.