Restaurant and Event Space
501 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Initially, the team was brought on to simply find a restaurant user and broker the transaction for what was supposed to be a new restaurant and event venue. In working through the due diligence on the project, it became clear the plan for the project needed to be adjusted. In conjunction with RDA, we proposed a new building plan for the first floor and adjusted the interior design plan to accommodate the new vision. Jassen Johnson quickly joined the development team assisting in all aspects of the adjusted scope, plans, finishes, and brought in three of the four Resident Chefs for this newly branded project – ANEW Rooftop Venue and Streetside Test Kitchen.
When you are trying to get something done you need a person you can trust, who will hustle and isn’t afraid of a challenge. I found all of those things in one person, Jassen Johnson. On the most public and complex undertaking in my 28 years as a nonprofit executive, I found the understanding, the humor and the adaptability I needed. If you are going to take a risk, make a move, no matter how big or small, you will want someone to join you in the arena. If you can find it in one person or one shop … hire them, TODAY … and go for it!
Becky J. Hatter
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO