Lambrusco'Z plans to open location downtown
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
1/02/13 at 4:49 PM
Nancy Bruce, owner of Lambrusco’Z To Go in Brookside, confirmed Wednesday she plans to open a location in downtown Tulsa.
“I am in negotiations with Jeff Scott of Scott Realty,” Bruce said. “He owns the building. Nothing has been signed yet. Jeff is waiting for all of the bids for remodeling the space — redoing the parking lot, ceiling, roof and leveling the floor — before setting exact dollars on the leases.”
The building, located at 114 S. Detroit Ave., originally was to have been the site of Cam’s Grocery, but that deal fell apart last August.
“I’ve been brainstorming with Jeff since October, then I didn’t have much time to think about it as we got into our busy season,” Bruce said. “Optimistically, I think we would like to be ready to open by the end of summer, but I’ve never been involved in a big buildout before, and I’m afraid to speculate on that.”
Bruce said she always had rejected the notion to open a second location for her popular restaurant-deli, located at 1344 E. 41st St.
“I was dead certain against it until I walked into the building,” Bruce said. “It had my name written all over it.”
Bruce said plans for the building call for having two or more other businesses in the space in addition to Lambrusco’Z.
“I plan to have a lot of the same things we do in Brookside,” Bruce said, “although I would think lunch might be bigger.
“The beauty of this space for me is that it’s on the edge of downtown but still right in the middle of where everything is happening, and it has a parking lot right in front of it.”
A Lambrusco'Z To Go banner on the side of the former Cam's Grocery location which never came to fruition and will now be the future Lambrusco'Z to Go and other stores location. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World