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Scott Frielich is the owner of some of the most popular restaurants and nightlife venues in South Florida. We sat down to chat with him about his success, our community and one of his concepts, Kapow Noodle Bar.
Why did you decide to start your business? Tell us your backstory!
SubCulture Group has always had the philosophy of building local establishments focusing on art, music and culture aimed towards communities. When we opened Lost Weekend in South Beach back in the late 90s they told us we were crazy to open a vintage pool hall in a area known for mega clubs and bottle service, when we opened Dada in Delray they said we were crazy opening a block off the avenue, and you could only imaging what they told us when we announced an Irish Pub with live music opening in a shopping center more known for wealthy seniors!
The concept for Kapow came about after I kept reading about the noodle bar craze that was happening across the country, and being a fan of ramen and pho I decided to check out a few restaurants in NYC. When the space came available next door to our Irish Pub in Mizner Park, it just seemed to all make sense!
After 5 great years in Boca Raton we decided to expand the concept with our 2nd location on Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach , opening this July!