Model Group, CRG partner for ‘unique restaurant experience’ at The Landing

April 22nd, 2019

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

The Model Group has announced a partnership with Cunningham Restaurant Group to open a new restaurant experience on The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne. The restaurant and bar will be at 123 and 131 W. Columbia St. and will feature a large patio that will connect the two buildings.

CRG’s concept will be unique to Fort Wayne and will use the historic structures to create a one-of-a-kind experience, according to a statement from the Cincinnati-based Model Group, which is overseeing them $34 million project to create 70 apartments and 56,000 square feet of commercial and retail space in the historic block. Details on the concept will be announced at a later date.

The goal has always been to attract local entrepreneurs to The Landing and pair them with excellent regional dining and entertainment operators to ensure long-term success and vibrancy, according to the statement. CRG fits that bill as a top-tier Indiana-based restauranteur with more than 20 years of experience anchoring urban spaces across the Midwest.

"We are thrilled that they have chosen The Landing to introduce themselves to Fort Wayne," according to the statement.

The Model Group, the city of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. and other partners are nearing construction completion of The Landing to make it pedestrian-oriented and walkable with high design that will feature fine outdoor community spaces.