A new upscale seafood restaurant called Dancing Marlin will come to Frankfort in 2013.
The Frankfort Village Board of Trustees voted to approve special use permits for liquor sales and outdoor seating for the restaurant as part of the unanimous consent agenda at a meeting on Dec. 17.
Tom Kara, who is a member of the team behind Dancing Marlin, says the restaurant will focus on quality service and innovative eating.
“Our goal is to bring to Frankfort a new type of restaurant,” said Kara.
Dancing Marlin will be located at 20590 La Grange Road, the former home of Torre’s and Dino Anthony’s, and is projected to open mid-March.
The restaurant will make an effort to be as green as possible, serving wine on tap and using reclaimed materials to furnish the space.
“It does look to be an exciting project for our community,” said Trustee Mike Stevens.
The board also approved a bid for the first phase of the Emerald Ash Borer Tree Removal Project at Monday’s meeting. Homer Tree Service will remove 111 infected trees from village property for $45,842.
Also on the consent agenda, the board approved three plats necessary to increase the easement of La Grange Road for the addition of a right turn lane at the entrance to Mariano’s Fresh Market. The lane will create necessary right-of-way on the southbound right hand side of the road.
During the Mayor’s Report, Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland spoke about the tragic shootings that took place on Dec. 14 in Newtown, CT. He also cited local school, church, village and athletic programs as a positive and preventative force in the Frankfort community.
Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan said that the department has conducted active shooter response training for many years. He also said that the department holds a yearly security assessment in cooperation with area schools and assists during lockdown drills.
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