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Long-Shuttered Ronny's Punk Club To Become Land & Sea's New Mexican Spot

By Mina Bloom | July 14, 2017 12:57pm | Updated on July 17, 2017 9:50am
 The old Ronny's punk club -- before it was redeveloped into Lonesome Rose.
The old Ronny's punk club -- before it was redeveloped into Lonesome Rose.
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LOGAN SQUARE — The long-awaited restaurant/bar at the site of old punk club Ronny's finally has a name — and a concept.

Land and Sea Dept., the prolific restaurant group behind neighborhood favorites like Longman & Eagle, Lost Lake and Parsons Chicken & Fish, is calling its new restaurant/bar at 2101 N. California Ave. Lonesome Rose, according to a spokeswoman.

The restaurant, which has been in the works for more than four years, will serve food from the regional states of northern Mexico and southwestern United States, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Eater, which broke the news, said the group is going for a "borderlands concept."

The group will "preview" the restaurant at Pitchfork's +PLUS section this weekend. Tickets for the VIP section range from $195 to $365.

The Logan Square project was first announced in April of 2013. At the time, the working name was "California Point."

While the spokeswoman couldn't provide a specific opening date, if progress on the exterior is any indication, it could be soon. Over the last several months, crews have been busy painting the exterior navy blue, adding ornate trim, building a rooftop patio and replacing the windows.

Lonesome Rose is replacing Ronny's, a run-down punk music mainstay that closed in 2010.