New downtown restaurant to open as District, job fair May 8-9
Andy Roiniotis and Denny Trakas, owners of RBI and Onyx bar and grills, announced their latest venture, in the former Paragon location at 205 W. State St., will be called District.
Management said the name is a nod to the rebirth of a downtown zone for locals and a destination for music, drinks and sports watching.
District’s logo incorporates the Jefferson Street Bridge and a color scheme to be seen throughout the new hot spot.
“District is something Rockford just doesn’t have,” said Todd Silberhorn, District’s general manager. “It’s an upscale sports bar in a nightclub atmosphere.”
The name was selected in part with the help of locals through a poll on RBI’s Facebook page.
“The owners are bringing their experience and track records of success to downtown through an urban sports lounge, music venue and eatery in one,” said District’s Service and Public Relations Manager Betsy Lopez.
The restaurant’s menu will include more than 80 items, vegetarian-friendly dishes and appetizers, specialty salads and lunch selections, in addition to dishes found at RBI and Onyx.
At approximately 8,000 square feet, the establishment will bring 60 positions to downtown Rockford. A job fair will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 8 and 9, to recruit for staff.
From the May 2-8, 2012, issue
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