The Cordish Companies And Local Sports Figure Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman Team Up To Open Birracibo At Fourth Street Live!

Mar 07, 2016, 11:12 ET from The Cordish Companies

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies along with local business leader and former NBA and University of Louisville basketball player, Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman, are proud to open Birracibo at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, KY. Birracibo, which will specialize in artisanal pizzas, wine, and craft beer, will add to the already strong Fourth Street Live! culinary mix which includes Gordon Biersch, Brazeiros Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, and Eddie Merlot's. Designed by Louisville's Bravura Architects and totaling 9,000 square feet, Birracibo features over 100 indoor seats, an outdoor patio for al fresco dining, a charcuterie station serving fresh cheese and meat selections daily, a 45-foot bar and two private dining and event rooms, including the largest private room on 4th Street.  Over $1M is being invested by the Cordish/Bridgeman partnership to create BirraCibo and bring over 50 new jobs to the area.

"We are proud to partner with the Cordish family to create a truly special restaurant for downtown Louisville," stated Junior Bridgeman, President and CEO of Manna, Inc. "Birracibo is committed to quality, local ingredients, and an artisanal food and beverage program, and we are thrilled to debut this restaurant at Fourth Street Live! Birracibo will be a beautiful, but relaxed place to socialize and dine, creating a comfortable neighborhood gathering place for downtown."

"Junior Bridgeman and his family are incredible business people, world class restauranteurs and dedicated community leaders," stated Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies.  "Birracibo is a wonderful, locally owned addition to the Louisville dining scene.  We are so proud and excited that Junior Bridgeman chose to unveil Birracibo with us at Fourth Street Live!" 

"Birracibo will be a shining new addition to Fourth Street Live! and the City of Louisville," stated Mayor Greg Fischer.  "Junior Bridgeman is a beloved local icon in the community and we are thrilled that he has selected to open this new restaurant downtown in partnership with the Cordish family.  I am confident that Birracibo will be a huge success and local favorite for years to come." 

Executive Chef Bruce Mosley, who has led several highly respected gastro-pub concepts in California and the Washington, DC area, is working with the Bridgeman family to create a menu focused on social sophistication, wine pairings, and the region's best craft beers. 

"I am excited to be part of the growing Louisville culinary scene," stated Chef Mosley.  "There are amazing happenings here… simplicity, great ingredients, and innovation. With ever changing daily specials, we want to be a place Louisvillians will enjoy on a weekly basis."

"Birra" and "cibo" translated from Italian mean "beer" and "food" respectively.  Birracibo will honor that namesake by showcasing the best local and regional beers as well as a menu that will assuage sophisticated palettes and casual diners alike.  "Sourcing premium ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, Parma Prosciutto, and Caputo flour from Italy and pairing them with the best local ingredients will make the difference.  We will keep it simple and great with the highest quality ingredients being the focus," adds Mosley.

About Fourth Street Live!
Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's premier dining and entertainment destination located in the heart of Downtown Louisville on Fourth Street between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. A short walk from historic downtown hotels, the Kentucky International Convention Center, Waterfront Park, the KFC Yum Center, Slugger Field, and more, Fourth Street Live! offers something for everyone. Valet parking is located at the intersection of Muhammad Ali Boulevard and 4th Street. Public parking is conveniently located at the Fourth Street Live! garage. For more information, please visit www.4thstlive.com.

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

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