“Sitting in the dining area of the newly opened 1501 Uptown Gastropub in Palm Springs, co-owner Willie Rhine can’t help but think about lunch.

Serving it, that is.

“The dining room has probably some of the best views in town, and the lighting inside is incredible,” says Rhine, who owns Eight4Nine restaurant in Palm Springs. “So it has to be open for lunch. It will be a great lunch spot.”

That’s to come. In the meantime, the former spot occupied by Draughtsman is now open for dinner and brunch thanks to a joint effort of Rhine and Chad Gardner, who owns 533 Viet Fusion and Roly China Fusion in Palm Springs. The pair have been working together in a catering effort for the past four years, so “this is just taking it to another level,” says Rhine…”

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