After more than two and a half years of waiting, the Rex Hotel will come back to life as a new steakhouse in the upcoming weeks.

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The Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse at the Rex will have a "woodfire, old west, classic steakhouse kind of experience" and is expected to open early this month (September), according to their website. The historic building sold last year and has been undergoing a face lift over the past several months. 

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On the West End, two more restaurants are preparing to open in Shiloh Commons.

Opening in early November: Sophie's Kitchen will offer homemade comfort foods like you get at "Grammy's house," for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Owners say they'll be open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesday, and will primarily use local sources for meat, produce, and fresh breads. Sophie's Kitchen will also offer a variety of beer and wine.

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Commons 1882 will be "opening soon" according to their Facebook page. After making the move from downtown, Commons will be offering new menu items and new beers at this location . After construction is completed, The Rims Martini & Wine Bar will be located next door to Commons 1882.

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