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Champaign, Illinois January 5, 2016: An agreement has been signed for the 7,900 square foot space located at 201 N. Neil in Champaign. Ramshaw Real Estate / Sperry Van Ness broker, Todd Salen, represented CMT Central Illinois Properties in the deal. A group of local investors represented by Creative Hospitality Associates (CHA), a management consulting and development company is spearheading the project to develop a new restaurant, Hamilton Walker’s.


The restaurant will feature steaks, seafood and spirits in a 1940’s theme décor, showcasing a vibrant lounge, comfortable family dining, outdoor seating in season as well as a carry-out and to-go menu.  A private area will be available for parties up to 50.  


The site has a rich history associated with it. The original building was constructed as an armory. Soon after, it was transformed into the Walker Opera House, the first legitimate theater in Champaign. In 1917, the Hamilton Hotel was erected on the same site and enjoyed years of prosperity. The late 1970’s saw the location begin a new life as Chicago Title and Trust. The restaurant’s name is derived from these previous businesses.


“Trust Hamilton Walker’s” for not only our level of commitment to quality foods, beverages and service but also as an homage to our location, says Brian Margulis, one of the principals and partner with CHA and graduate of the University of Illinois.
CHA is a full-service hospitality consulting firm with a proven track record of providing concept development, growth and expansion for restaurants, hotels, clubs, multi-unit operations and gaming ventures. Their extensive experience and commitment to excellence have earned them the reputation as one of the best in the hospitality industry.


CHA has been serving the hospitality community since 1995, the principal partners have a long history with Champaign and the University. For further information, please contact:Creative Hospitality Associates at 847-850-9797. 

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