Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, the house owners of Frankies 457 Spuntino in Brooklyn, plan to open a location in Nashville, their first exterior New York Metropolis.
Mr. Castronovo and Mr. Falcinelli, who turned childhood pals in Queens, opened Frankies 457 Spuntino in Carroll Gardens in 2004. Within the years since, the house owners have capitalized on easy Southern Italian meals, increasing that operation with Franks Wine Bar and a slice store known as F&F Pizzeria, and dabbling for a time with Germanic fare at Prime Meats, which is now closed. In addition they closed their Greenwich Village restaurant, Frankies 570 Spuntino, to open Anton’s with chef Nick Anderer in the identical location.
Their Tennessee location is scheduled to open subsequent January as Frankies Spuntino Nashville. It is going to be the anchor restaurant within the Laurel & Pine growth in East Nashville, which can have retailers, eating places, workplace areas and a whole lot of residential models. Plans for Frankies Spuntino Nashville embrace an occasion house, an out of doors patio and a retail house with wines, Italian cured meats and the restaurant’s packaged merchandise, like olive oil.
“We at all times tried to make the best neighborhood restaurant in America, and we hope to carry that vibe to East Nashville,” Mr. Falcinelli mentioned.
The growth was precipitated by John Burns Paterson, a companion within the restaurant group. Initially born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1987, Mr. Paterson mentioned he at all times needed to maneuver again to the South and be nearer to household. The companions had lengthy kicked across the thought of opening a restaurant in Nashville, and Mr. Paterson’s transfer earlier this yr made it official.
“It received’t be a copy-and-paste of Brooklyn,” Mr. Paterson mentioned. “However we wish to take that spirit and produce it right here.”
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