It was just a matter of time. And the time is now!
In September 2016, EmpaCurious launched it's start-up operation on Anna Maria Island. After a symbolic 9-month gestation period quietly tucked away in the Catering Kitchen at The Center of Anna Maria Island, EmpaCurious is ready to claim it's own retail space in the booming Sarasota retail/food market.
In that time, EmpaCurious has built an impressive offering of artisinal empanadas and international street foods. Spanning nine different cuisine profiles to date - from Latin America, Asia, and The Caribbean - the menu now includes vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo options, as well as a complete line of heat & serve meals for today's busy families and well-informed, health & fitness-focused consumers.
By locating in a more densely populated neighborhood/retail location, EmpaCurious aims to fuse it's Online & Mobile Platforms with a sit-down/Bistro offering fast-casual lunch, dinner, craft beer and wine, prepared home meals, and substantially increase it's delivery business. A Market & Bakery concept are also planned.
To stay connected with loyal fans, EmpaCurious will be expanding it's distribution network in the Anna Maria and Bradenton markets. A business relationship with The AMI General Store is already in place. Others opportunities are being discussed.
Target date for the move is late June 2017. We will announce the new Bistro location and opening date in the next 30 days. Meanwhile, be on the look-out for three things:
- An inventory blow-out sale at The Center
- A move party at The Center
- An opening party in Sarasota
All of these events are designed to raise capital to invest in the new facility and expanded team. We would appreciate our friends and fans supporting this next stage of our development. Come by, have a good time, and spend some money. Details coming soon.
We are sincerely grateful to the leadership of The Center of Anna Maria for their grace, patience and support, and especially, to the parents, families, visitors and tourists who engaged and became fans.
Any questions, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or engage us directly on our Facebook page..
The #EmpaCurious Team