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Kyma Flatiron Greek Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

Veteran restaurateur Reno Christou and partners has opened Kyma Flatiron (15 W. 18th St), a stunning ode to the sun-drenched Greek Islands in the heart of Manhattan. Akin to the original location in Roslyn, New York, Kyma Flatiron’s menu and aesthetic centers around the many salt-bleached and sun-kissed islands that are ubiquitous to Greece, serving a contemporary seafood-centric menu in a beautiful white aesthetic with traditional Grecian architecture and design.

Juniper Spirits & Oysters Opens in Chicago

Claridge House Chicago, which opened in May, announced the opening of the boutique, lifestyle hotel’s new ground-floor restaurant Juniper Spirits & Oysters, which provides guests with a sophisticated, yet approachable menu of seafood-centric fare.

Junghyun and Ellia Park Open Atomix in NYC

Husband-and-wife team Junghyun and Ellia Park, in partnership with Hand Hospitality, opened Atomix at 104 East 30th Street in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. Atomix, the sister-restaurant to the couple’s debut project Atoboy (opened July 2016), is a Korean fine-dining restaurant that offers two unique experiences: the first floor features an intimate bar and lounge where guests may enjoy cocktails and snacks, while the lower level dining room serves a $175-plus per person, multi-course tasting menu for dinner.

Tom Colicchio Bringing 40,000-Square-Foot Food Hall to Kansas City

James Beard Award Winning chef Tom Colicchio, Crafted Hospitality, GFI Development Company, LLC and Cameron Group, LLC announced their collaboration to develop an approximately 40,000 square foot food hall and social recreation venue at their Gateway development in Kansas City.

Tilman Fertitta-Led Landcadia Holdings Merges with Waitr

Landcadia Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, and Waitr Incorporated, the fast growing restaurant platform for online ordering and on-demand food delivery, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Waitr will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcadia.

Craft Beer Icon Ballast Point to Open Chicago Brewpub May 15

Ballast Point Brewing Company, a pioneer in the craft beer movement in San Diego with a 20-plus-year history of supporting the art of homebrewing and developing high-quality, innovative, award-winning beer, is opening a brewpub in Chicago’s Fulton Market District.