Bartizian, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant inside West Broad Village in Short Pump, is making a leap it had planned to from the start – shifting to an events-only focus.
“We finally made it,” said Chad Hornik, co-owner of the restaurant in a press release. “This was our vision from the beginning. We opened in December 2019 and added the restaurant piece simply to gain foot traffic and exposure to our event spaces. We were forced to pivot when the pandemic hit, and the restaurant kept us afloat. After a tricky two and a half years, our event business has grown so exponentially that we can now move to phase two of the business plan.”
“We have made many great friends over the last few years,” adds co-owner Jeff Ottaviano. “While we will be sad to not see our loyal guests on a daily basis, we hope folks will continue to host their private events with us, as well as attend our upcoming public events. We plan to ramp up this program in the Fall with events such as wine dinners, chef’s tastings, drag brunch, and holiday events.”
The restaurant’s final day of restaurant service will be this Saturday, August 20th, highlighted by food specials and deep discounts on wine. All in-house diners will be entered into a drawing to win credits towards their next event.
“This transition greatly increases our capabilities, now allowing us to host multiple events simultaneously, or larger events for up to 200 guests,” remarks Jamie Ashenburg, VP of Operations.
Bartizan has four unique spaces, each tailored to different types of events and varying guest counts. Before their grand reopening this fall, Bartizian will be executing a state of the art kitchen renovation and making thoughtful improvements to their event spaces, owners say.
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