Ruth's Chris Steak House to finally open in Boston
From the Boston Globe (also on www.boston.com)
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By Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan, Globe Staff | August 3, 2004
PUT A FORK IN IT Ruth's Chris, the nation's largest high-end steak chain, is taking over the two-story, 12,000-square-foot space once occupied by Maison Robert. The chain's CEO, Craig Miller, said yesterday that the 89th Ruth's Chris franchise will open early next year in Old City Hall. Richard B. White, property manager of Old City Hall, said Ruth's Chris has agreed to retain the building's "historical integrity," including the 20-foot ceiling in the main dining room and the outdoor dining on the patio. Miller said Boston is the largest metropolitan area without a Ruth's Chris, which got its name when founder Ruth Fertel bought Chris Steak House. Miller, who used to live in the Boston area, said he's always believed the Old City Hall location would be "a perfect place" for the chain's "unique Southern hospitality."
This is indeed a splendid property, and this should be a welcome addition.