Kalamazoo Culinary Staple to Undergo Renovation; New Concept to Launch Early 2016

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Zazios Restaurant & Bar, operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, will close temporarily for construction and reopen in February 2016 with new brand, menu and interior

Zazios Main Dining Rendering

You can expect the same high level of standards you have come to expect from Chef Joe Pearson, our staff, and our menus, infused with some unexpected new touches we know you will love.

For the past 11 years, Zazios Restaurant and Bar has been serving enticing, authentic Italian food to downtown Kalamazoo. Beginning February of 2016 however, Zazios’ pride will extend far beyond the borders of Italy, and instead bring a new perspective to the Kalamazoo culinary scene. With a fresh new interior design and re-energized point of view on the dining experience as a whole, Zazios is anxious to expand the horizons of downtown Kalamazoo’s loyal customers.

Owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, Zazios will close its doors on January 1st, 2016, to undergo its first renovation since the restaurant’s grand opening in 2004. Partnering with TowerPinkster and Hazelhoff builders to transform the space, the redesign is set to include a larger private dining space, a new slant on the signature Chef’s Table experience, and a new color palette that reflects Chef Joe Pearson’s inspiration: embracing unique flavor profiles that tempt the taste buds in ways unlike ever before.

When asked what to expect, Michael Oswald, VP of Food, Beverage, and Entertainment at Greenleaf Hospitality Group replied “You can expect the same high level of standards you have come to expect from Chef Joe Pearson, our staff, and our menus, infused with some unexpected new touches we know you will love." With the new year, comes a new Zazios; a reopening that is sure to deliver a new angle to the culture of downtown Kalamazoo dining.

While Zazios will certainly miss its loyal customers during the month of January, sneak peaks, updates and mouth-watering details can be found at Zazios.com in anticipation of the February grand reopening. Don’t forget to check the website for details on Chili Cook Off participation, as well as the opportunity to get involved for your very own behind the scenes introduction to the new Zazios.

As the culinary experience continues to evolve in Kalamazoo, Zazios dares to break the boundaries.
Same name. New experience.

About Greenleaf Hospitality Group:
Greenleaf Hospitality Group offers an unmatched choice in world class hospitality through a variety of offerings from hotel lodging and events, to dining, retail and entertainment. The Kalamazoo-based company owns and operates the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, Wings Stadium, and Wings West. In addition the following businesses are part of the Greenleaf Hospitality Group: Blush Salon + Spa, Burdick’s for Breakfast, Old Burdick’s, Rio Coffee, Sydney Men's and Women's Fine Apparel, Kalamazoo Athletic Club, Kalamazoo Wings, and Webster's Prime.

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