I walked through The Banks today ... Ruth's Chris Steakhouse construction is well under way in what will be a two-level corner restaurant at Walnut and Freedom Way. The sign is up and the all-glass walls were being installed today.
Also, Tin Roof looks like it could be the next place to open up. Construction workers were buzzing inside there earlier this afternoon and a lot of the wall decorations are up. I'm betting this place is open before the playoffs.
Mahogany's is continuing its soft opening. It's been a popular weekend spot the past two weeks and the patio has seen some post-game gatherings as well. Of course, the humongous popularity of the next-door Holy Grail still dwarfs everything else at The Banks.
Non-Banks related, Panera Bread is going in at Sixth and Vine in the old Arby's space. It was also packed with construction workers earlier today.
And Tom+Chee is now open in the 400 block of Walnut, just a three-minute walk from GABP. For those who haven't been there yet, you're really missing out. This place is outstanding!