The Saint James restaurant project in Suburban Square in Ardmore is about to ramp up.

The liquor license - subject of a protest - has been approved. The Victoria's Secret store - which will be the site of the restaurant - closed last weekend.

Owners Rob Wasserman (Rouge, 500 Degrees) and chef Michael Schulson (Sampan, Izakaya) expect to take possession shortly, and say that opening is targeted for late July or early August.

Schulson's kitchen will be in the former panty section - fitting since he starred in a Style Network show called Pantry Raid in 2007.