Blue Ribbon Developments - December 2012

Banzi-Sushi-003Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar: Dec. 12, 2012

Brothers Nicolas and Matt Grammatico bring a new flavor to the city’s South Wedge neighborhood. Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar, located at 682 South Ave., specializes in Sushi and Dim Sum and is open late to serve the after-hours crowds.

“This establishment is the culmination of the hard work and vision of two brothers aspiring to offer something new to the flourishing South Wedge neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas S. Richards. “We are thrilled to welcome this unique restaurant which adds a new flavor to the neighborhood.”

Fifteen jobs were created with Banzai’s opening and five to 10 more jobs are expected to be added in the coming years. Banzai Sushi is open Monday through Saturday. from 11:30 to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read more. 



State Street Bakery: Dec 7, 2012

After seven years of planning, Patrick Ralleo opened the State Street Bakery and Eatery at 165 State St., where he offers fresh baked goods every morning, including croissants, Danish, cakes and breads. The State Street Bakery and Eatery also serves lunch specialty sandwiches, wraps and salads.

Mr. Ralleo, who often says “Life is short--eat dessert first,” has been in the business of baking for over 20 years. He fulfilled his long-time dream of opening the bakery believing that downtown needed a neighborhood bakery like the ones he remembered from when he was growing up. Read more. 



Medisked, LLC: Dec. 4, 2012

The expansion of Medisked’s national headquarters at 850 University Ave. is another example of the City’s path of progress and growth. Medisked specializes in serving clients who work within human services agencies that care for the disabled, the elderly and children. Services offered at Medisked include transitioning clients from a paper-based management system to an electronic-based platform.

The new, larger facility will provide opportunities for growth in a state-of-the-art space. The firm will add 10 new employees to its current 15 positions, with the anticipation of adding a total of 20 new employees within three years. Read more.