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Woodblock Redmond – “All of these contributions have led us to early success.”


RGI assisted the owners of Woodblock (Tony & Carolyn Scott) with:

  1. finding the “right” real estate and helping negotiate a “better” deal
  2. assisting in the floor plan and overall design direction
  3. food & beverage menus in terms of direction and development
  4. locating a quality chef and bar manager,
  5. interviewing, hiring and training the staff
  6. developing the initial marketing & advertising programs
  7. installing proper financial systems & controls

Because of the thoroughness and attention to detail, Woodblock opened with a big impact on the community and was cash flow positive right from the beginning.
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Agave’s Cocina & Cantina Kent

Julian Ramos, founder of the popular Agave Cocina & Cantina restaurant in Redmond has opened a location at Kent Station, (Kent, WA). The site is a rustic, brick walled space with high, open ceilings defined by massive steel beams.

There is a Tequila bar featuring 100 Tequilas, open kitchen, two fire places and two patios (one year-around). Beautiful Mexican art and handy-crafts acquired by Ramos from San Cayetano, near Guadalajara (Jalisco) Mexico, where he was born and raised enhances the already attractive space.

Restaurant Group assisted him in the real estate acquisition, design direction, menu, hiring & training, and marketing.
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Agave’s Cocina & Cantina Redmond

We had repositioned a Mexican restaurant in the Issaquah Highlands in 2009 and with the success that had occurred decided upon repositioning the owner’s existing Las Margarita’s in Redmond at Bear Creek Shopping Center.

We negotiated the deal with the landlord and assisted on the design, menu, staff training and marketing. Opened in mid-April 2011.
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BeachHouse Bar + Grill

BeachHouse bar + grill is excited to announce its arrival to Kirkland’s waterfront! We are a casual and fun neighborhood bar and grill with great food at affordable prices… and stunning views. We secured the purchase of the past business, assisted in the funding, design, menu, bookkeeping, staffing and grand opening marketing.
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Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung, Dumpling House on the 2nd floor of Lincoln Square next to the sky bridge that goes to Bellevue place. RGI assisted in acquiring the location and negotiating the lease terms, design development guidance, hiring and training of the service staff, developing the operations manuals, setting up the bookkeeping & management reporting system, the grand opening public relations, and the specialty beverage menus.
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Kachai Thai Kitchen

Binh Tu Tran whose family has a successful Thai restaurant in Bainbridge Island has now opened Kachai in Poulsbo adjacent to Central Market with real estate partners Doug & Karina Nelson.

RGI assisted in design development, funding, staffing, marketing and bookkeeping.
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