QUICK LINKS:

NY-based Dinosaur BBQ chain eyes Chicago location

Created: 03/10/2014 12:22 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain plans to open its next location in Chicago in what will be the Syracuse-based company's first eatery outside the Northeast.

Company spokesman Robert Baker tells The Post-Standard of Syracuse that the company has signed a lease for a location on West Weed Street and should open the new restaurant in 2015. The site is a former nightclub northwest of the Loop.

Founder and CEO John Stage opened his first biker bar-barbeque restaurant in downtown Syracuse in 1988. He has since opened restaurants in Rochester, Troy, Harlem, Brooklyn, Stamford, Conn., and Newark, N.J. The newest Dinosaur opened last month in Buffalo.

A private investment company launched by billionaire financier George Soros acquired 70 percent of the business in 2008. Stage continues to run the operation.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/28/2014 5:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cayuga; Oswego; Wayne
Expires: 11/28/2014 1:00 PM

Rochester

Overcast
31°
35° | 27°
  • Feels like: 25° F
  • Wind: NNW 6mph
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    31° | 26°
  • Sat Cloudy
    39° | 26°
  • Sun Cloudy
    51° | 37°
  • Mon Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    37° | 32°