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Chief Executive Officer
New York University
The Cordish Companies
Tatu is intended not as a late-night final destination but more as an evening starter, with the expectation that guests will move on to one of the dozens of bars within walking distance.
"It's designed to light the fuse on your evening, but we have no plans to turn this into a club," says Pennette.
"Tatu has no intention of being an all-night destination."
Style is definitely a part of the package here, but Pennette talks about how important the balance is: "People recognize that dining can be funny, spirited and sexy without sacrificing the quality of food."
Pennette is fun to talk to because
Buying and Selling Real Estate in Richmond VA
The 162-unit condominium tower is under construction between 14th and Virginia streets north of the canal's Turning Basin. "I think it's going to be bustling," said Jody Pennette, whose company plans to open Blanc Bleu restaurant and lounge that is part of the Riverside on the James development. "When there's enough places gathering together, it becomes a destination." Richmond finished the $52 million restoration of the Canal Walk in 1999 in part to attract restaurants, nightclubs, housing and other development.
University of Michigan