Taste of the Town in Geneva: Inventive food powers Nobel House expansion By RENEE TOMELLJuly 30, 2019[The tempura Dynamite Shrimp is prepared with teriyaki sauce and garnished with micro cilantro.] GENEVA – It's been almost five years since Nobel House began serving its made-from-scratch recipes including house-smoked meats paired with 30 craft beers on tap at 305 W. State St. in downtown Geneva. Plans are to double its space by this fall, co-owner Jason Levin of Geneva said of the project to move into the two empty storefronts immediately to the west. They housed Fox Jewelers and Doggie Divine, which both relocated to new quarters. It's part of a multipronged expansion process for Levin and his partners, Dave Cilio of Geneva and Jim Ammirati of La Grange Park. They took over the south portion of the former Soukup's Hardware & Appliances space at 419 N. Main St. in downtown Glen Ellyn to create a second Nobel House, which launched in January after a 15-month makeover. They also operate Merkle's Bar and Grill in Wrigleyville in Chicago. The expanded new Geneva home will provide space for a patio in back. The existing restaurant and bar will be converted to Sofi's Market, Carvery and Catering, a project likely to take about four to six months after the new Nobel House is built out.