Rosemont Loves This Bar

Officials in Illinois’ Village of Rosemont are trying to get an I Love This Bar & Grill franchise from Toby Keith and, along with that, an opera house that Live Nation might book.

The village board reportedly approved Aug. 5 plans to build Keith’s franchise at an estimated cost of $6.5 million.

It is expected to open by summer 2010, according to the Daily Herald. Also reportedly in the works is construction of a 2,500-seat opera house to increase entertainment options with the 4,200-capacity Rosemont Theatre and 19,000-capacity Allstate Arena, and city officials have reportedly talked with Live Nation about booking it.

A Live Nation representative was not available for comment at press time.