Coffee service will remain a component of Workshop following the departure of Bad Wolf Coffee, a spokeswoman for the "fancy food court" says.
Jonathan Ory, who joined the project as its general manager after a hugely successful run as a pastry purveyor in Chicago, announced Sunday morning via Instagram that "due to a massive change of plans, bad wolf is giving two week's notice."
In addition to serving in a supervisory function at Workshop, Ory operated a standalone iteration of his Chicago coffee shop, Bad Wolf, and experimented with Korean noodles and roast chicken stalls within the food hall proper. Ory and his wife, Sarah, also run The Heirloom Foundation, a non-profit supporting the mental and physical well-being of culinary professionals.
When Ory in 2015 announced his move back to his hometown, he attributed it in part to his commitment to family.
According to publicist Skelly Stevens, coffee will be available from "a concept that takes over the (Bad Wolf Coffee) space, but it will not be a dedicated coffee shop."
And speaking of coffee culture, Stevens says the next concept coming to Workshop is "Spanglish," a Cuban-American counter helmed by Tomas and Lynda Prado, both native Miamians. The Prados are looking to open later this spring.
"I am as excited about their venture...as any other that has come to Workshop previously," owner Michael Shemtov says, stressing that the couple will serve dishes drawn from their personal histories.