By John Griffin
Posted on16 October 2011.
An upscale Italian restaurant should open in mid-November at 301 E. Houston St., the site of the former Le Midi and Yokonyu.
Passersby in recent weeks have noticed work going on behind the covered windows, as the interior is in the process of being renovated.
The chef is currently a sous chef at the Palm down the street, while the owner is from Mexico, said a woman who was leaving the site Saturday evening.
The restaurant's name will be Toscana and will feature high-end fare from Italy, she said.