Hotel, restaurant join East Peoria Levee District

By WEEK Producer

October 23, 2013 Updated Oct 23, 2013 at 6:59 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Johnny's Italian Steakhouse has found a new home in the East Peoria Levee District.

The restaurant, known for its location at Peoria's Shoppes at Grand Prairie, is now housed in the new East Peoria Holiday Inn and Suites.

Officials with the two companies held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

The Hotel's Chief Operating Executive said the two businesses are winning combination and a great addition to the Levee District development.

"This is kind of the new focal point in the renaissance of East Peoria, down here in the Levee District. And this is kind of a cornerstone of the retail and shopping to have a world class full service hotel in the area,” said Dave Hanning.

Both Johnny's and the Holiday Inn are owned and operated by the Heart of America Group.

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