KINDRED Combines Cocktails with Vegan Fare, Stephen Starr Opens Le Zoo and More!

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January 28, 2016

KINDRED Interior

KINDRED in San Diego Combines Cocktails with Vegan Fare

Acclaimed hospitality designer Paul Basile of BASILE Studio teamed with up-and-coming restaurateur Kory Stetina to open KINDRED, a San Diego-based cocktail bar and vegan restaurant concept. The operation features a creative design interplay of dark and light, masculine and feminine and ornate flourishes coupled with rebellious illustrations.

Max & Erma’s Acquired by Glacier Restaurant Group

Multiconcept operator Glacier Restaurant Group has bought the Max & Erma’s restaurant chain from American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH). Max & Erma’s is a casual dining concept with 51 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Midwest.


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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Gains an Investor

Fast-casual concept Uncle Maddio’s Pizza added a new minority owner to its roster. Rutherford Seydel, attorney, conservationist and business investor, who has been part of the Atlanta Hawks ownership since 2003, acquired a minority share of Uncle Maddio’s and has agreed to serve on the Board of Advisors.

Stephen Starr Opens Le Zoo in Miami

Le Zoo Miami

Acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr (Morimoto, Upland, The Continental) teamed up with Shawn Hausman Design (Chateau Marmont, The Standard) to open Le Zoo, a 200-seat French brasserie in Miami. This represents Starr's fourth restaurant in South Florida.

Go Inside Terza Ristorante and La Vetta Bar Nel Cielo in Rochester, Minn.

A chic-casual Italian restaurant features an open kitchen on the main floor and a rooftop bar and patio on the seventh level of a new downtown building.

Multiuse Spaces Appeal to Multipurpose Guests

City Winery interior

Designing for multiple uses helps restaurant operators utilize the full capabilities of their spaces to further drive guest use. These spaces can cost more but they can increase revenue if done well.

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