Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Chris, are ready to take their restaurant empire to the next level. The Manzo'd With Children stars are revealing details of their plans for 2015—and it includes not one but two new spaces.
First off, Albie and Chris will be relocating their eatery Littletown to a new, soon-to-be announced location in Hoboken. They'll be making room for their new venture, the Ainsworth, an upscale gastropub that has several locations around the country. (The brothers are partnering with the company that owns the chain.)
"Littletown's doors are not closed forever," the brothers tell the Daily Dish. "We are just moving it a few blocks down in Hoboken because we believe that the Ainsworth's great reputation as an upscale gastropub throughout the country. It will help bring attention to Hoboken's waterfront. To walk along the waterfront and to dine at the Ainsworth are both fantastic experiences, and combining the two was just a no-brainer."
The new restaurant is an extension of the existing Ainsworth brand, which is overseen by Paige Hospitality.
"The Ainsworth has already established itself in New York, and Las Vegas, as a truly unique gastropub that is driven on exceptional quality," Chris and Albie say. "As long as we stay true to what the guys at Paige Hospitality have worked so hard on creating, everyone can expect exactly that in our Hoboken location."
Still, Chris and Albie promise there will be some differences with their version of the space: "It will have plenty of Manzo family flavor!"
Fans of their other restaurant don't need to fret: the brothers are planning to re-open Littletown in a new space in March.
"We have moved to a more residential area of town to insure what we've always wanted to make clear, that Littletown is a hometown restaurant and bar," they say. "It will be slightly different, we want to have a more open, relaxed atmosphere. The menu concept is still up in the air. We want to keep things fresh without taking away any of the items that people have come to know and love."