According to a press release from the Sprouthouse agency, the owners of Agricole Hospitality Group, Morgan Weber, Ryan Pera and Vincent Huynh, chose to not renew the lease.
“As we neared the end of our lease term this summer, we took the opportunity to really assess Revival’s future,” the owners said in the release. “Our neighborhood has evolved immeasurably since our doors opened in March of 2011. ... Running Revival has been one of the most impactful experiences of our lives, and it was truly what birthed what is now known as Agricole Hospitality.”
Instead, Layne Cruz, Revival Market's former general manager, will be taking over the space with a new restaurant, Lagniappe Kitchen & Bar, set to open later this year. According to the release, Cruz started at another Agricole Hospitality restaurant, Coltivare, as a server and moved her way up to Revival’s assistant manager position before assuming the general manager position.
“She’s gone above and beyond for our guests and our team every single day, and there is nobody else we’d rather see lead the Revival space into its new chapter than Layne,” the owners said.
According to the release, it has always been Cruz's dream to own a restaurant. With the new space, she said guests can expect some of the same foundational aspects of Revival, such as the “eclectic assortment” of wine, a coffee program and a rotation of her favorite dishes. The same employees will also be working for Cruz, the release said. As for changes being made, she said guests can expect a spruced-up interior.
Although the space will be undergoing renovations until mid-August, guests can still grab to-go coffee from 7-10 a.m. daily, according to the new concept’s website.
“I'm excited to jazz up [the clientele’s] daily stop and to continue to build upon the amazing following that Agricole and I have nurtured together over the past eight years,” Cruz said.
A grand opening date for Lagniappe Kitchen & Bar is in the works, the release said.