Partner Shakedown At Tre Amici: Operating Partners Resign

Party's Over: Fruia, Lombardo, and Turano are now consultants.
Party's Over: Fruia, Lombardo, and Turano are now consultants.

Tre Amici partners Judd Fruia, Jay Lombardo, and Charlie Turano have “voluntarily resigned” from their posts as operating partners of Tre Amici Prime Steak House and Seafood (with an Italian flair). Tre Amici opened a week before last Christmas.

Chef Tim Soufan is still in the kitchen and is now a managing partner. Scott Larson, the chief operating partner (read: money behind the business) and property owner is still in charge. “This was an amicable decision,” said Soufan. “The guys are still consulting partners. It’s a decision we all made together for the sake of the business.” The day-to-day operations haven’t changed, just the financial set up. Last night Tre Amici did 200 covers, which is not bad for a Tuesday night. “Business didn’t ramp up as fast as it needed to,” said Soufan. “I think Fruia is going to pursue a business that is more feasible financially for him.”

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