New Quincy eateries, doughnut shop, progress

Posted: Jun. 18, 2013 7:06 pm Updated: Jul. 2, 2013 8:15 pm

Herald-Whig Senior Writer

Two Quincy restaurants that closed months ago are getting closer to reopening under new names and a doughnut shop will be moving west on Broadway.

BoodaLu Steakhouse could be opening within a week in the building where Jorge the Crook's operated at 111 Hampshire St.

"We're getting close. We do have a Quincy liquor license and we're close to getting our state license," said Michael Bayles, president of BoodaLu Corp.

"We hope to open within the next several days, but we'll try to do a very soft opening and shakedown."

An elevator is being installed and Bayles said utility adjustments need to be completed to handle the electric demand. Chef Dave French, who used to be at Spring Lake Country Club, will manage the kitchen.

A little more than a block away the former Kutter's restaurant has been sold to Chick N Lipps of Quincy LLC. Paul Holtschlag, who previously owned the building, said he sold it early last week.

Adam Grattan, who now manages Chicks on the Square in Macomb, will be general manager of the Quincy restaurant.

"We're in the very beginning stages. We've got to completely remodel the building and clean it up down there. We're probably three or four months from opening," Grattan said.

The Quincy business does not have a name yet. Grattan said it will probably be "something like Chicks on the Riverfront or Chicks on the Bay" to stay consistent with the Chicks on the Square operation. The menu will be similar to the original location.

"Our restaurant was built based on a chicken breast that is breaded, deep fried and dipped in Buffalo sauce. We make our own sauces and soups" and serve ice cream pie, Grattan said.

No hiring is taking place at this time, but Grattan said a Quincy site Facebook page will be established to keep people updated on the restaurant’s progress.

Daylight Donuts owners Jim and Babs Lock bought the former Broadway Car Wash property at 1835 Broadway in February. They demolished that building and have been constructing a doughnut shop at the new site. They plan to close the shop at 24th and Broadway, which they lease, when the new store opens.

The Locks did not immediately return phone calls for comment on their move.