Remembering The Stoop


The original Stoop was conceived in 1995 and opened in 1996. Having experienced great success with Slices Pizza, my gateway into food service, and owning an unused second floor in the same building, I naturally (and so innocently and naively) believed that an additional success could be achieved by opening a full-service restaurant and bar on the second floor.

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Perspective: Envisioning A Re-Opened Restaurant


Say you owned a restaurant that was open for many years, well-liked and successful, that one day you closed because although you had an immensely hard-working and dedicated staff, you just weren’t good enough to find the right person to run it long-term, and could no longer juggle the demands of finding and keeping great staff and management at the same time as your then-current 75 hour-a-week...

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Values and the Status Quo

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I have lived long enough to see and be a part of peoples’ lives of six different “generations.” A generation, whether anthropological or biblical, generally is a period of about 25 years—measured from the birth of a parent to the birth of a child. My life has spanned the lives of people cumulatively living that long. When I think of the term “status quo” I find...

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