09/20/2012 05:01 pm ET

Nick Lacasse, Congress Theater Owner To Open Grocery, Deli And Cafe

Nick Lacasse, the former exec chef of the Drawing Room and a contestant on Around the World in 80 Plates, is ready for his next act. After taking the summer off to travel and evaluate his options, Lacasse has teamed up with Congress Theater owner Eddie Carranza, to open a number of new projects on the property that are currently under development.

The first to open will be a grocery, deli and cafe, likely to be called Rockwell Market, named for the cross street as well as the fact that Congress is a rock venue. It will take over the former will call space just north of the theater's main entrance and will have about 30 to 40 seats, Lacasse said.

Read more on Eater Chicago