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6 of The Top Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

Chef Justin Cucci wasn’t going to let opportunity pass him by.Too often, Cucci watched readying-to-launch restaurant operations devote so much time, energy, and capital to their dining room that al fresco dining became an unfortunate afterthought.

The Art of Selling a Restaurant

Selling a long-standing restaurant is no easy task. Take Merle Borenstein, who opened Armadillo’s Bar & Grill, a Southwestern eatery, in the then edgy Rondout area of Kingston, New York, in 1988, about 90 miles north of New York City.

Restaurants Flock to Upcoming ONE DAYTONA

Mark McKee often travels from his Orlando office to his home in Kansas City. The CEO of Ace North America LLC, the Central Florida franchisee of Oklahoma Joe’s, wasn’t intending to conduct business at 20,000 feet.

New Mixed-Use Development Announced for LA

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announced a new three-story, 10,000-square-foot mixed-use building located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, California, was unanimously approved by the city’s planning commission.

Means to a Beginning

Try telling someone in the restaurant industry, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” That’s like saying, “It’s not you, it’s me,” during a breakup or consoling a football player, “You tried your best,” after losing the Super Bowl.

California Dreamin’, Drinking, and Dining

At Zazu Kitchen + Farm, one of the restaurant tenants in The Barlow—a foodie-focused neighborhood respite in Sebastopol, California, which opened in 2013—owners Duskie Estes and John Stewart source most of the products on the menu from their own farm, MacBryde Farm in nearby Forestville.

The Staying Power of Great Hotel Restaurants

Along 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, the upscale Hotel Phillips rises 20 stories into the Midwestern air, a distinguished, stately presence in an area teeming with new development and fresh energy.

Stone Brewing to Open Hotel Dedicated to Craft Beer

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., and San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality, announced their partnership to develop Stone Hotel—the companies’ first-ever brewery hotel.

Oregon’s Medford Center Expanding Culinary Footprint

LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC, a Southern California-based investor in retail real estate, announced that plans have been finalized for the redevelopment of Medford Center, a 420,000-square-foot regional entertainment and lifestyle shopping center in Medford, Oregon, which serves Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland area residents as well as the Rogue Valley’s 3.

Falcon Realty Advisors Expands Footprint with Austin Office

Falcon Realty Advisors, a Dallas-based commercial real estate company specializing exclusively in representation of retail, restaurant, and entertainment tenants for real estate strategy, construction and development, has expanded into Central Texas with the opening of an office in Austin.

Consciously Clustering

Multiple times each day, Shane Covey exits Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster Bar, his intimate, 28-seat restaurant in New York City’s East Village neighborhood, and steps onto 1st Avenue. Amid the stream of taxis, bicyclists, and pedestrians, Covey strides to the intersection of 1st Avenue and 6th Street.

Michelin-Starred Tim Ho Wan Coming to New York City

WDI Group, the acclaimed restaurant and hospitality group that has opened around 200 restaurants around the world since 1972, signed a long-term lease to bring Hong Kong-based Michelin-starred restaurant Tim Ho Wan to New York City for the first time.

Ritz Prime Seafood Returns With Reenergized Look

When Rick McCormack stepped into the space that was once Chart House restaurant, he scanned over a completely gutted interior stripped to the studs and beams.“That’s a great thing,” he says.