Vernissage

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STATISTICS

  • Owner: Aleksandras “Sasha” Vysochinas
  • Full address: 1627 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02445
  • Website: www.vernissagerestaurant.com
  • Opened: December 1997 (Aleksandras has owned since January 2008)
  • Type of food: Russian/modern European
  • Service hours: Sun-Sat: 5pm – 10:30pm
  • Restaurant size: 2 floors, 2000 sq. ft.
  • Kitchen size: 500-600 sq. ft.
  • No. of seats: 170 (40+ downstairs and 120+ upstairs)
  • No. of employees: 9
  • Liquor license
  • Leased 

STAKES

  • Sasha’s dreams of becoming a restaurant owner motivated him to leave Lithuania and move to the U.S. If his business fails, Sasha’s realization of his American dream does, too.
  • The restaurant is falling apart at a faster rate than he can keep up with. He is in over his head, and needs coaching on how to run his business. He needs to turn this business around, or he will have to close the restaurant.
  • Sasha has put his entire savings and home equity into this restaurant. He has not taken a paycheck and still owes the previous owner $60,000. He needs this restaurant to profit or he will be ruined financially and lose his home. 

 

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