July 9, 2010
L Wine Lounge swings into new business partnership

The owners of L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen (1801 L St., Sacramento) are teeing off into a new business partnership with plans to franchise a new restaurant concept and create cookbooks. Tony Glover, publisher of Golf & Lifestyle magazine, has joined Marcus and Kolea Marquez as the ownership team behind L Wine Lounge.

Glover, who founded LuxLife magazine, plans to use his publishing expertise to help launch cookbooks from L Wine Lounge chef Ame Harrington and mixologist Chris Tucker. Glover, who once tended bar at Bandera, is also working with the Marquez's to launch an organic burrito chain called Fatso's. They're already scouting out a Sacramento location for Fatso's, with plans to expand into the bay area.

Glover will meanwhile focus on L Wine Lounge's business operations and new lunch program, while the Marquez's will concentrate on evening service, catering and other factors related to food and wine.

"In this economy you need to find creative ways to partner and survive," said Glover.

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