The Chicago Rib Shack in London’s Knightsbridge could make way for C London, the fine dining restaurant formerly known as Cipriani London, it has emerged. The Cipriani family are in talks to take on the 10,500 sq ft venue, which is owned by Criterion Capital, and are reportedly set to pay a £2m premium to take assignment of Chicago Rib Shack's lease on the building, which has 23 years left. The rent is £560,000. Cipriani London, a favourite of celebrities, had to change its name to C London in February when the family lost a trademark battle with Orient-Express Hotels, owner of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Chicago Rib Shack first traded as part of the My Kinda Town restaurants group. The brand was resurrected just over two years ago by entrepreneur Jon Yantin and is currently operated by Matterhorn Capital, with Christian Arden heading day-to-day operations.

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