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After 15 years, Bannerman’s Sports Grill is getting ready to relocate within Bartlett, moving to the village’s Brewster Creek Business Park.
The restaurant, initially owned by Murray Friedman and now Said “Mac” Maqsood, is looking to move to an 8.1-acre area on the south side of Hardt Circle in the business park. Bannerman’s Sports Grill hopes to add a new outdoor stage next to a new 10,000-square-foot building, according to the Daily Herald. This will be the third time the company has attempted to relocate or expand to include a larger outdoor space, but none of the attempts have ever made it this far in the planning process.
Before any further plans are made, Bannerman’s must present to the Bartlett Village Board on Sept. 6 for potential final approval. The company has already won the recommendations of village staff and the planning and zoning commission. Once the restaurant receives final approval, Maqsood can apply for a building permit. If everything goes according to plan, Bannerman’s could open in its new home as early as May 2023.
The location is likely why the restaurant has gotten thus far in the planning process. The nearest home is about 1,600 feet from the stage and will have a plethora of trees and buildings in between to block the noise. The new outdoor venue is planned to have 272 indoor seats, 72 outdoor seats, bench seating for about 50, and a lawn seating area. Outdoor entertainment would be limited to 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and will stay open an hour later from Thursday to Sunday.