Adman Platcow’s PM Prime steakhouse opens Friday

Steve Platcow, RPM CEO and restauranteur

ADD “RESTAURATEUR” to the lengthy resume of Steve Platcow, CEO of RPM Advertising. 

Earlier this year, Platcow and distinguished chef Dominic Zumpano bought Gabriel’s restaurant from the owner and turned the space into upscale PM Prime.

PM Prime will have its grand opening Friday night, July 11 in Gabriel’s former space at 310 Green Bay Road in Highwood, a town whose many dining options that attract diners from throughout the North Shore and beyond.

PM Prime can accommodate 85 diners, plus 20 in the outdoor café, and two private rooms can seat up to 35 guests.

“There will be something for everyone on the menu along with a selection of the world’s finest wines,” says Platcow, a Lake Forest resident. “It will be foodie friendly but will also be the place to go if you are a steak aficionado.”


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MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPERTS MUSIC will dispense invaluable advice –- free to boot — on “How to Protect your Music and Yourself,” Wednesday, July 24, presented by the Lawyers for the Creative Arts’ music law program at the Music Garage, 345 S. Loomis, starting at 5:30 p.m.  

Experts are Barry Irwin, LCA Board member, principal at Irwin IP, and co-author of LCA Law Guide, Band Law for Bands; LCA associate board member, Jeffrey S. Becker, chair of the Media and Entertainment Practice Group at Swanson, Martin & Bell. Moderator is Travis Life, LCA Associate Board president and Principal at Life Law Offices.

They will focus on band agreements, copyright basics, registration of work, trademark protection and internal band agreements and copyright basics, business expenses and band accounts.

Bring questions and mix and mingle with fellow musicians and entertainment lawyers. Light refreshments served.  Copies of Band Law for Bands available for $10 each. Cash only. 

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