A local restaurateur is getting ready to expand his business in the Northland.  Jason Vincent - the owner of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors and the Vanilla Bean Coffee Shop in the Fitger's Complex is readying a new, different establishment for Duluth:  The Boat Club Restaurant - set to open some time in February.  The new restaurant will open in the former Midi location.

According to their pre-launch Facebook page, the Boat Club will offer "the regions freshest fish, seafood, and steaks" - in a lakeside setting.

The opening marks the third restaurant for Vincent and his partner Jeff in less than two years time.  Both the Vanilla Bean and its Coffee Shop have received rave reviews from customers and online dining guides.