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April 2019

My First 100 Days as CEO

The first 100 days of a typical chief executive officer usually implies big changes and shake-ups within a company. I’m pleased to say my experience breaks the mold. In all honesty, my initial days as CEO were similar to my last 100 days serving as chief operating officer—a constant whirlwind of activity and never a dull moment, but always aligned in the direction we are heading.

Chef Michael Schulson’s Restaurant Empire Goes Italian

Following stints in New York City, Philadelphia, and Tokyo, chef Michael Schulson launched his restaurant empire in 2008. Schulson Collective now comprises 10 hot spots dotting the East Coast. While his lauded concepts mostly revolve around Asian fare, the chef has veered into new and unexpected culinary directions of late, and Harp & Crown in Philadelphia—with a seamless blend of art deco charm, new American/global fare, and even a retro, two-lane, reservations-only bowling alley—may be the most intriguing to date.

Kona Grill Faces Nasdaq Delisting Again

Kona Grill said in an April 22 filing that it was recently notified by Nasdaq that it could face delisting on the stock market if it fails to pay “certain fees,” by April 25. If Kona Grill elects not to appeal, trading of its common stock will be suspended at the opening of business that day, the notice said, and the company’s securities will be removed from listing and registration.