Avanti owner Paul Geise admits that long-time customers are getting restless about making sure they dine at the familiar landmark Ristorante Avanti at least once more before it closes. “But that won’t happen until next year,” the owner admitted. “There’s just so much to do and everything takes more time than you think.”

So yes you will be able to dine at the familiar Avanti space throughout the holidays. Geise projects a possible February opening for the new location. “But we won’t close this restaurant until the new one is open.”