Last month the Tallahassee Democrat reported that The Edison restaurant in Cascades Park had hired Steve Adams to run operations. He was described as a “heavy hitter” and Mr. Adams said the restaurant “is getting back to basics. A simpler menu. Better customer service.”
Approximately six months after moving to Tallahassee from South Carolina to take the job, Tallahassee Reports has confirmed Adams is no longer with The Edison.
Sources say the separation was due to “business and financial reasons.”
A phone call to The Edison revealed that Adams’ was no longer employed by the Edison. TR was referred to Mike Xifaris who preferred not to make a comment on the separation.
Mr. Adams’ had a strong resume and a great reputation in Tallahassee through his previous work in other high profile operations. He was the director of food and beverage for Hunter + Harp Hospitality, which operated Hotel Duval, Shula’s, Level 8,and the Front Porch.
Sources say that after the legislative session restaurant businesses prepare for a slowdown and then brace for the summer doldrums. However, hiring someone with Adams’ experience only to let them go for “business and financial reasons” six months later is not smart planning by the owners.
Last summer The Edison ceased serving lunch for a period of time.
Another source, who did not want to go on the record said, “they brought in one of the best hospitality operators from South Carolina to fix the failing Edison and then let him ago at the end of session. This is not how you treat people.”
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