The Randazzos Discuss Departing the Water Club
Yesterday, the couple confirmed they had left the Water Club due to differences with management and ownership. "I'd give them a very short shelf life," said Frank Randazzo, speaking of the Water Club. "What they are doing just isn't working. The management isn't capable of getting [the employees] to do good work."
The couple, who live in Miami Shores didn't name names and a call to the Water Club wasn't returned Thursday. The Randazzos will continue running a catering business, Creative Tastes, but, added Andrea, "I am itching to get back into a kitchen."
The Water Club always seemed to me a bizarre place for the Randazzos to work. It didn't have the boutique feel of their prior restaurant and the food was not particularly creative. "It wasn't a gastronomic project," says Frank. "It was more a neighborhood, casual, happy hour kind of place."
Given the economy, he added, that seemed a better approach than a restaurant like Talula, where diners pay $100 per person and there are only a couple profitable nights a week.
"We all need a restaurant we can go to and relax," said Frank. "Something for everyone was the premise, but it was never conveyed that way by management."
"What Andrea and I do next will be more casual and approachable," he added.
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