Competing Sports Anchors Team Up to Open Restaurant


They may compete against each other on the air, but off, they break bread together.

Robert Feder says that  Ryan Baker of CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2, Lou Canellis of Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 and Kip Lewis of Comcast SportsNet Chicago are partners in a venture to launch “something between a sports bar and a fancier restaurant” in an 8,000-square-foot in Chicago.

“You know the risks involved,” Baker told Chicago Real Estate Daily. “You know the odds, but again, when you are part of a group, part of a team, that lessens the individual risk.” Baker declined to say how much he or the others invested.

The still-unnamed restaurant is expected to open by “early spring at the latest.”