Catching Up With La Reve Consultants in Dallas: Three Sheets Uptown, Villa-O, Sfuzzi, and Beyond

Three Sheets is opening a second location in Uptown. Villa-O has been sold. Will Sfuzzi rise again?

Happy Times in 2007: Restaurant veterans Billy Solomon and Robert Columbo at The Club. (Photography by Kevin Marple)
Happy Times in 2007: Restaurant veterans Billy Solomon and Robert Colombo at The Club. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

This morning comes word: Three Sheets is opening a second location in Uptown in the space formerly known as Pozo Mercado. You may remember Pozo Mercado, the stylish Mexican food restaurant that replaced St John’s Wood Space at 2908 McKinney Ave. in May 2013.

You may also remember Sfuzzi, neighbor to Pozo Mercado, a popular Uptown restaurant also managed by La Reve Consultants. Sfuzzi in Uptown closed on December 31, 2013. The Las Colinas location of Sfuzzi, under separate ownership, is still open for business. I’m not sure when Pozo Mercado closed but starting “late January,” Three Sheets, will be serving their “signature pizza and burgers” and “stiff drinks.” Three Sheets is partnering with La Reve on the project.

I asked Brandon Hays, a representative of La Reve, if there was any word on a new location of Sfuzzi. “Not releasing any information about Sfuzzi currently as there are many things behind the scenes in the works,” Hays says. “Three Sheets will be managing the business and restaurant. They are just partnering with Robert [Colombo] and I in this location.”

Other La Reve Consulting news: Their involvement with Villa-O has ended. The business was sold in late December to Richard Gussoni of Culinaire, the company that runs Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano in Plano. They also attempted a Park Cities location but shuttered in August 2012. Could Villa-O become another Nicola’s? Could Sfuzzi become Villa-O? Perhaps La Reve could revive The Club? Hang on to your seat belts, 2014 is going to be a bumpy ride.


  • L C B

    The word on the street is that Villa-O wanted to sell, but that the landlord just wanted them out.

    • Nancy Nichols

      I wish Word Onthe Street had a permanent address and phone number.

  • Slick

    Robert lures in someone to bail him out. He will just rip them off as he does everyone else.

  • Chill

    I am trying to get paid for working at Sfuzzis for two weeks and they closed down without paying wages owed to employees. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of these crooks please forward to theTexas workforce or Dept of Labor