A familiar institution on Bunker Hill is shuttering and getting a big renovation.

McCormick and Schmick’s, which has long served up steaks, seafood and big martinis to area workers, is closing and being transformed into Monkee, a Cantonese restaurant.

The $4.5 million renovation comes from the M2K Group, which owns Wokcano, Spear, Bunker Hill Bar and Grill and the upcoming Triple 8 chinese restaurant at L.A. Live. The Singpoli Capital Group has also partnered on the project.

Monkee will offer dim sum, seafood and Cantonese staples in a 12,600-square-foot space with 500 seats.

The renovation is expected to start in May, with the restaurant opening in the fall, according to M2K’s Kerry Moy.

Coming to 400 S. Hope St.

Via: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/restaurants/chinese-restaurant-replacing-mccormick-schmick-s-on-bunker-hill/article_20bc84ac-c80c-11e4-8204-87dbbe30a166.html