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Lekko Coffee Brings Third Wave Coffee Drinks to Former Foyer Space in Ohio City

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  • Lindsey Poyar
  • Lekko Coffee to take over former Foyer space in Ohio City.

Last year, the co-working space the Beauty Shoppe and its accompanying café Foyer, both located at the Seymour Building in Ohio City, closed. And while the co-working side of the space will not be returning, the café has a new operator. Matt and Laura Ashton are planning to open Lekko Coffee (2529 Detroit Ave., 216-554-4875) next Thursday.

“I’ve been knocking on the door since last November, and I’ve

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BBQ Holdings Selects Blackhawk Network to Bring Famous Dave’s and Granite City Food & Brewery Gift Cards to Market

The multi-brand restaurant company is leveraging Blackhawk’s extensive network to expand distribution and drive physical and digital gift card sales

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BBQ Holdings, Inc., the multi-brand restaurant company behind the Famous Dave’s, Village Inn and Granite City Food & Brewery restaurant concepts, has selected global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network to broaden the brand reach of Famous Dave’s and Granite City Food & Brewery by selling gift cards online and in-store at retailers nationwide. Blackhawk’s end-to-end solutions will enable Famous Dave’s gift cards to reach online and in-store shoppers at major retailers

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Back to Normal? It’s a Tall Order as New York City Restaurants Struggle.

There are ample signs that a resurgence has begun. Tables are packed at restaurants and bars across the city. Many places have expanded their capacity with new outdoor seating, thanks to the city’s Open Streets and Open Restaurant programs.

“It feels like every day is a weekend,” said Simone Tong, the chef of Silver Apricot, in the West Village. “The energy is back.”

With commercial retail rents in New York City at record lows, some restaurants are signing new leases. There have been 1,713 new restaurant permit applications from Jan. 1 through July 2, according to figures from

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Why Nathan’s Famous Is Opening Ghost Kitchens in City Centers

  • Nathan’s Famous has doubled its number of ghost kitchens since last June.
  • It now has 223 worldwide after opening its first in 2019.
  • Unlike many other chains, Nathan’s Famous is targeting city-center locations for its ghost kitchens.

In just 13 months, Nathan’s Famous has doubled the number of ghost kitchens it operates.

The fast-food chain, which also owns the virtual brands Wings of New York and Arthur Treacher’s, now has 223 ghost kitchens worldwide, it said Wednesday — and it’s targeting city center locations.

Ghost kitchens don’t have dining rooms and cook food for delivery,

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Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival returns with 100 vendors

The folks behind the Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival aren’t simply easing back into public life — they’re ready to feed thousands over the course of two days.

After taking 2020 off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival returns to the city’s oceanfront on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18.

“I think people are dying to get out,” said co-founder Marisa Sweeney. “It’s the height of the summer, I’m sure people really didn’t plan any big international trips this summer for their vacation so people are staying local. So I think the stars have aligned for us in

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Comfort food for all seasons served at Joe’s in Carson CIty

Meet Carson City Joe’s Team: back row, from left: Cook Rocky, server Jordan Meshberger, server Alicia Lorca, partner and nephew Bill Griggs. Seated: Owners Bonnie and Joe France.

Who opens a restaurant during the height of the pandemic? Meet Bonnie and Joe France who optimistically opened Carson City Joe’s on Jan. 1, even though there was no end in sight yet as to when restaurants could offer more than take-out service.

As a restaurateur all his life, Joe has experienced the ups and down of being a restaurant owner, so this challenge didn’t

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