WR Hospitality, the owners of Minervas, has leased the former Champps restaurant space in the Western Mall. The concept of the restaurant is still undecided but will have a family friendly environment. President and CEO Paul Van Bockern says:

“We hope within the next two weeks we’ll start completely gutting the property, so we’ll be starting with all new, bare bones, the way it probably was 25 or 30 years ago, We’re excited. It’ll be a fun project.”

The restaurant is expected to open late this year.