by Steven Doyle
Back in September we reported that Gene and Julie Gates were closing in on a location for their new rustic Italian restaurant. I was privileged to join them for a test run with a chef in their home and had a chance to discuss their plans. Yesterday Julie sent word that they would no longer be working at 103.7 after a long and successful eight year stint in this community and planned to stoke the restaurant fires a bit deeper and open sooner than expected.
Included in the official statement thanking listeners the couple said, “We love radio and North Texas is our home with Sophia. While we try to figure it out, we will concentrate on opening our restaurant Battuto Italian Kitchen in Far North Dallas (hopefully a late-February launch).”
Follow the progress of the new restaurant by ‘liking’ their Facebook page. We will have more information as it is released.