Turnstone Partners recently represented the owners of Zocalo Street Food / Tequila https://www.facebook.com/Zocalo-Street-Food-Tequila-185979871861961/, an upscale Mexican restaurant developed by the owners of El Cerro Grande. Bryan Greene with Turnstone Partners approached the ownership group about developing a NEW concept that would fit in the mixed use development of The Point at Barclay located at the corner of 17th Street and Independence Blvd with a new multi-screen movie theater and a collection of restaurants on a plaza. The ownership committed to the vision and Zocalo Street Food / Tequila was born.
Inspired by The Zócalo or the common name of the main square in central Mexico City. The square has a long history starting as the main ceremonial center in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Today the plaza is a central gathering place for cultural and entertainment events surrounded by neighboring off-streets filled with unique restaurants and entertainment venues. The ownership spent several weeks in and around the plaza in an effort to bring the spirit of The Zócalo to their new venture. With the direction of Turnstone, Zocalo engaged Nicole Massimino with http://www.designsbynicolem.com/ to bring their vision to life. Additionally, they selected Mark Laudermilk, with Becker Morgan (http://www.beckermorgan.com/), as the project architect.
The 3,600 SF restaurant will feature an open concept high-end experience prominently featured on The Plaza adjacent to the entrance to the new theater. The new menu will feature a number of signature dishes and the Bar will feature a wide selection of Tequilas from all over Mexico.
Zocalo Street Food and Tequila should open in mid-April 2016. The Pointe at Barclay, located off S. 17th Street and Independence Boulevard, will also feature retail stores and a number of restaurants as well as a 14 screen movie theater.