thrilled with the continued confidence BRIO has shown by committing to another ten years at our location and we are especially excited about the new store design.
Winter Park, FL (Vocus) August 24, 2009
CASTO and Bravo Development announced today the extension of the lease for BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant at Winter Park Village for another ten years. As a result the parties announced plans for a complete renovation of the BRIO restaurant facility including a new outdoor seating area.
Brett Hutchens of CASTO said he was "thrilled with the continued confidence BRIO has shown by committing to another ten years at our location and we are especially excited about the new store design."
The interior phase of renovation is set to begin mid August with completion scheduled in November. Except for lunch and dinner on August 24th and 25th, the restaurant will remain open during the period of renovation. BRIO Tuscan Grille hopes to have the renovation completed by October or November of this year.
"As we continue to grow and open new BRIO restaurants across the US, it is equally important that we invest in existing locations that have contributed to our success like Winter Park Village," stated Brian O'Malley, President, BRIO Tuscan Grille. "As we continue to evolve our food and service, it is imperative that we do the same for the ambiance and design. We are thankful for the support of the past nine years from our Winter Park Guests and look forward to many more for years to come," he added.
When asked about other changes at Winter Park Village, Hutchens stated, "We are working to fill the few vacancies we have with the 'right tenants'." He expects 3-4 new announcements by this fall.
About BRIO Tuscan Grille
BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a casual, white-tablecloth restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy is ''to eat well, is to live well''; which is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates 80 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Check the website for BRIO locations at http://www.BrioItalian.com .
CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks. CASTO's growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 4,000 residential units located primarily throughout the Midwestern and southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. CASTO currently has more than three million square feet of retail in development. To learn more about CASTO call (888) 400-0878 or visit http://www.castoinfo.com .