There's a face-off in the Gold Coast. The facade of what used to be Sur La Table (52 East Walton Street) has been pulled, pushed, knocked, ripped, and torched off over the last couple of weeks. It looks like the whole place is being gutted.
Last we heard, a cupcake joint was looking at moving in here. But there are still "For Lease" signs on the scaffolding, so maybe that plan fell through.