Stephen Hanson, the restaurateur behind Blue Water Grill, Bills Bar & Burger, Dos Caminos, and about a handful of other cash cows, just bought the Strip House brand from founding owners Peter, Penny, and Matthew Glazier of the Glazier Group. The family founded the restaurant 11 years ago but filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last November. While they'll continue to own and run Strip House locations in Key West, Naples, Fla. and Livingston, NJ as well as their other restaurant, Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse, Hanson now controls the two starred Strip House in Greenwich Village and the locations in Vegas and Houston. And he plans on bringing it to "other key US cities."
The BR Guest overlord, per usual, has a full plate this year. He is also planning an Asian restaurant in the former Japonais space just eight blocks away from Strip House and within spitting distance of his Wildwood BBQ and Blue Water Grill.
· Sizzling Strip House sale [NYP]
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