Pagano’s Yes Hospitality inked a 5,300-square-foot, 15-year lease with plans to open a Lebanese-inspired concept called Shabibi. The name combines the Hebrew word “shalom” (peace) with the Arabic term “habibi” (darling).
A Boca Raton resident, Pagano first made a name for himself by becoming the runner-up in the first season of “Hell’s Kitchen,” a popular cooking competition and television show hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Following his appearance on the show, Pagano went on to open Naked Taco, a local chain, and host his own television show, “Pressure Cook.”
Shabibi brings the 22,500-square-foot Restaurant Row development to full occupancy, according to Pebb. Other tenants include Fiolina Pasta House, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Fabio Trabocchi, as well as Pubbelly Sushi and El Camino, mid-market restaurant chains in South Florida.
The retail development, adjacent to Simon Properties’ Town Center at Boca Raton indoor mall, is set to be delivered next summer. Pebb, based in Boca Raton, bought the 2-acre vacant parcel for $2.35 million from CP Group last year.
“Hell’s Kitchen” alum Ralph Pagano is the latest tenant coming to Pebb Enterprises’ Restaurant Row development in Boca Raton, Fla. Pagano’s Yes Hospitality inked a 5,300-square-foot, 15-year lease with plans to open a Lebanese-inspired concept called Shabibi. The name combines the Hebrew word “shalom” (peace) with the Arabic term “habibi” (darling). The location, set to Channel, Leases, Retail, Hell’s Kitchen, PEBB Enterprises, Ralph Pagano, Shabibi
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