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2018 RH 25: Concentrics
A rendering of the upcoming Navy Pier project in Chicago

2018 RH 25: Concentrics

Thinking big on a Chicago rooftop

The 2018 class of Restaurant Hospitality's annual RH 25 looks at bold moves made by multiconcept operators — the companies that are crossing segments, shifting operations, building big or pivoting in some way. There is no ranking. These are companies to watch. See all concepts >>

HQ: Atlanta

Leadership: Robert Amick, owner/founder

Systemwide sales FY2017: $50 million

Concepts: Two Urban Licks, The Brasserie & Neighborhood Café at Parish, Allora, Eight Up, Room at Twelve, Dockery’s, The Keep Liquor Bar, Brim House, The Heights, Molly B’s Cookhouse, The Establishment and Vu

A rendering of the upcoming Navy Pier project in Chicago

Concentrics, one of the nation’s leading operators of rooftop venues and event spaces, is preparing to debut its largest such venture yet — a 56,000-square-foot network of indoor and outdoor destinations at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

The rooftop project will include two “giant” bars, two outdoor lawn spaces and an indoor event space, said Bob Amick, founder and owner of Concentrics. The kitchen will produce a variety of small plates, but Amick said he expects most of the revenues to come from drink sales. “We are not trying to be a restaurant — we are a rooftop bar,” he said.

The project will connect with another 10,000-square-foot hotel restaurant and bar that Concentrics is developing, tentatively scheduled for an early 2020 debut. The group expects revenues to double in 2019.

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