New Orleans chef and restaurateur Mark Kornelow is proposing to open a small restaurant in the city’s downtown, but only after his restaurant equipment company, the Downtown Restaurant Depot, must raise $5 million in its first year of operation.
“This is not a one-off.
We want to have a full-fledged restaurant in downtown,” Kornellow said in an interview with The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
“We want to open up and serve people food that they want to eat.”
Kornelsow, who owns The Downtown Restaurant, said his company’s financial situation is a big issue for the restaurant’s new owners.
The company has had to put off paying rent, pay for food equipment and pay for some of its employees’ food.
He said his business plan includes using funds from his company and the city to help pay for the $5.5 million equipment purchase, which he said he’s been negotiating with city officials.
“It’s not a perfect situation,” he said.
“But this is a plan that will get us going.
We have the money.
The Times-Pikachu also reported on a business venture by Korneltown owner Jeff Davis that was canceled when city officials pulled the plug on the deal. “
The mayor’s office declined to comment on the financing plan.
The Times-Pikachu also reported on a business venture by Korneltown owner Jeff Davis that was canceled when city officials pulled the plug on the deal.
“I don’t know where that will take me. “
I’m looking at a lot more possibilities and things,” he told the newspaper.
“I don’t know where that will take me.
I don’t want to sit around waiting.”