Okay, so the news came out last week that Mark and Terri Stark’s Stark Reality Restaurants (Stark’s Steak and Seafood, Willi’s Wine Bar, Monti’s, Bravas, etc) had purchased the former Italian Affair restaurant in Santa Rosa.
BiteClub can confirm its been in the works for a long, long time, but the deal only became final in early April.
So here’s the rest of the story…
There’s been speculation for months that the Starks would be closing Monti’s in Montgomery Village and moving it to the space at 1055 Fourth St.
According to Terri Stark, they will be opening a NEW restaurant in the space (if you’re keeping count, that’s number six for them). Opening is slated for November. The couple are remaining tight-lipped about the menu concept, but are naming it Bird & Bottle.
Monti’s will be undergoing some renovation in “the near future” Stark said, but not closing or moving.