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Chef Jonathan Gushue opening new restaurant in tech hub

Last Updated Jan 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm EST

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Glasgow Street’s new Catalyst137 tech hub will feature a new restaurant and market concept called Graffiti.

The group behind Kitchener’s The Berlin is spearheading the opening. This venture will mark the second by renowned chef Jonathan Gushue and hospitality vet Ryan Lloyd-Craig.

Graffiti will provide a unique atmosphere for workers, visitors, and the surrounding community.

As for the fare? A coffee shop combined with a bakery. Also, a microbrewery, a retail food market, and a modern casual restaurant with a menu focusing on wood-fired pizza and Italian-influenced dishes. Gushue tells 570 News the cuisine is inspired by his childhood. “My father spent a lot of time in Northern Italy and Rome, and I wanted to bring that style of food to this new experience.” You’ll be able to get breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a late-night snack. You’ll also be able to eat, take-out, or chill out on the patio.

The name Graffiti was chosen to represent the genre of artistic expression or the abstract nature of the concept, it can be anything and everything.

Graffiti will be the only restaurant on site and joins several area tech companies and related service providers.

It’s set to open in October 2017.