The couple have owned it since they bought it from Jay's dad, astronaut Capt. James Lovell eight years ago. The family has owned the 17,000-square-foot building since 1999, the article states.
The Lovells are still moving ahead with plans to open a smaller, more casual eatery in Highwood this spring.
The Lovells will bring the hamburger, pulled pork and Reuben sandwiches to Highwood and incorporate a southern flair as well, according to a story in Forest & Bluff Magazine. Some of the homemade dishes will include comfort food like chicken meat loaf and smoked brisket.Lovell's of Lake Forest is a more upscale restaurant, which has won Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence several times.