New Heights Chef

New Heights grocery store and restaurant lands a big name chef, sets up an alcohol "club"

New Heights grocery store and restaurant lands a big name chef

The sign is up at The Heights General Store ahead of its opening next month. The Heights General Store/Facebook
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Antoine Ware, formerly of Catalan, The Hay Merchant and The Federal Grill, will run the kitchen. 
Heights General Market, Torchy's Taco construction August 2013
The former Harold's in The Heights space will also house a new Torchy's Tacos.  Photo by Marika Rafte
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Heights General Market, Torchy's Taco construction August 2013

Last month, CultureMap reported the progress of The Heights General Store as it heads towards an October opening. Now the restaurant's owner Alli Jarrett has revealed that Antoine Ware will run the restaurant's kitchen.

Ware's previous stops include working as the sous chef at Catalan and executive chef at The Hay Merchant. His most recent position was at The Federal Grill

In a statement, Ware said, “I always had a dream of being a chef, giving back to the community, supporting local farmers, and working with great people like Alli Jarrett. It still feels like a dream!”

 "We want everyone to feel like HGS is their neighborhood home.” 

The Heights General Store space will be divided into two parts. Downstairs, the store will feature a deli counter, coffee/juice bar, meat section, grocery, prepared foods and a wood-stone pizza oven. The restaurant will be upstairs with both indoor and outdoor seating, a private dining area and a bar. 

Jarrett added, “Whether you need a loaf of fresh artisan bread, supper from our selection of prepared foods, or a fine meal from our rooftop terrace, we want everyone to feel like HGS is their neighborhood home.”

As with Shade and Down House, HGS will serve alcohol via a private club that's free to join. It's named "Harold's Club" after clothing store owner Harold Wiesenthal, who operated a clothing store for decades in the space that now houses Heights General Store.

“Harold and Milton Wiesenthal were pillars in the community and we plan on keeping their memory alive while we establish a footprint that the neighborhood will be proud to support,” Jarrett said.