As of Tuesday, December 10, 2013 we were made aware this restaurant has closed pending conformation from the owners.
By Marie Gilmore
Kevin and Kim Fulcher are no strangers to restaurant ownership; the couple just hasn’t been the face of a restaurant, until now. They were the financial partners of the Park Square Bistro that closed its doors in the fall after a partnership buyout that left the Fulcher’s ready to use their experience to run the new 2K & Co., Tap & Table reopened at Park Square.
2K & Co.,Tap & Table took two weeks to renovate, brighten and open up the restaurant and transition from a wine membership club, to a family-friendly restaurant with 24 craft beers on tap and a great, casual atmosphere. “We wanted to be a little more hip, unique and creative in our new restaurant concept,” said Kim.
The Fulcher’s admit that they didn’t start out with a restaurant background. In fact, Kevin put in most of the underground infrastructure for the FishHawk community with his site development company and Kim spent 23 years in the corporate insurance business.
Those familiar with the former Bistro, which started as a wine retail store and expanded in 2009 to the Cellar, may wonder about the wine and beer club memberships and even the retail store.
“Those were too exclusive,” said Kevin. “People got the feeling that the restaurant was a member’s only restaurant.”
The retail store will also be absorbed into the new restaurant and won’t exist anymore as the renovation continues. Live music plays every weekend and a new loyalty program will be rolling out.
In the meantime, those with club memberships can pick up their last shipment and expect that no more charges will be incurred. In addition, Bistro cards will be honored by the restaurant, until the end of the year.
The new restaurant hosted its official grand re-opening in October, with a fundraiser for FishHawk resident Mary Kathryn Kennedy supporting Relay For Life and Kim says this is just the beginning. In November, 2K & Co. supported The Belinda Sue Fund for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research. “We are FishHawk residents and this is our community too,” said Kim. “We want to do something to give back monthly.”
New head chef Rodney Martin, who came from Barnacles, brought his best servers and kitchen staff with him. He is excited to introduce his newly designed restaurant and menu to the community.
The restaurant is located at 16132 Churchview Dr. and is open Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m., Saturday from Noon-1 a.m. and from Noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. Call 689-4560 for reservations.