Ciminelli Taps Culinary Pros from Marble & Rye and Fresh Catch to Re-open Former Flint Kitchen & Bar Space at Fountain Plaza

Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 05:53pm

Today, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation announced plans to revive the former Flint Kitchen & Bar space at 40-50 Fountain Plaza in Downtown’s Central Business District.  Ciminelli is collaborating with the teams behind downtown favorites Marble & Rye and Fresh Catch to create a unique eatery dubbed Prova @ The Plaza.  Michael Tobin of Fresh Catch and Michael Dimmer of Marble and Rye are putting the pieces together to fuel this exciting venture with a commitment to enhancing the culinary landscape of the community and bringing back familiar faces from the Flint operation.

Scheduled to reopen later this spring, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, the revamped restaurant will feature an enticing Italian coffee house concept and an updated, contemporary interior. Guests can expect a coffee program similar to Flint, along with pastries from Butter Block and other popular breakfast items.  For lunch, the offerings include the best scratch-made kitchen options such as handcrafted dough, Sicilian slices, healthy grain bowls, and fresh seafood among other offerings.  Local branding agency Mr. Smith has been engaged to help update the brand and interior of the space, which will enhance the overall dining experience and ensure that every aspect of the visit is memorable.

The emphasis is on convenience, efficiency, and atmosphere with a variety of grab-and-go options and a self-checkout to ensure a positive, efficient, and seamless experience for patrons on the move. Additionally, plans are underway to introduce a bar after the necessary legalities are coordinated.

“After the abrupt closure of Flint, we took quick action,” stated Kyle Ciminelli, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation President. “Bringing back valued staff was a priority, as was providing a quality food option for our tenants and neighbors.  We’re thrilled to have Michael Tobin and Michael Dimmer on board to bring their restaurant savvy and vision to the space.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Ciminelli to breathe new life into the former Flint Space,” expressed Michael Tobin of Fresh Catch and Michael Dimmer of Marble & Rye. “This opportunity allows us to serve the building’s occupants but also contribute to the surrounding community, delivering quality dining options with a modern twist.”

About Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation provides commercial real estate services including development, property management, investments, residential management, asset management, tenant representation, real estate consulting, and brokerage services to over 350 international, national, and local clients in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.  

About Fresh Catch
Fresh Catch is a well-known seafood eatery known for its commitment to serving fresh, sustainable seafood dishes in a casual and inviting atmosphere. With a focus on quality ingredients and expert preparation, Fresh Catch has become a favorite among seafood enthusiasts in Buffalo.

About Marble and Rye
Marble and Rye is a beloved dining destination offering modern American cuisine with a creative twist. Led by Chef Michael Dimmer, Marble and Rye is known for its innovative dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and welcoming ambiance, making it a go-to spot for Buffalo locals and visitors alike.