Chart House Inc., a national upscale restaurant chain, has leased the Devereaux House at Triad Center for its first Utah restaurant that will open in early December.

Based in Solona Beach, Calif., the 30-year-old chain has 66 restaurants in New England, Florida, southern California, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.Ordinarily, said Roberta Alford, assistant director for real estate for the chain, the company locates its properties near waterfronts in coastal areas, but in land-locked states like Utah, it prefers architecturally significant sites like the Devereaux House.

She said Utah's reputation for skiing and opening of the new Delta Center across the street also entered into the decision to locate in the Devereaux House.