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M&M Hospitality Group To Open Cork & Bull at Summit Pointe

Award-winning restaurant group to showcase chophouse and raw bar offerings

Summit Pointe Realty, LLC is pleased to announce that M&M Hospitality Group has leased 10,148 square feet of signature restaurant space at Summit Pointe. 

It’s newest offering, Cork & Bull, will be a true American chophouse and gathering place for thick, succulent cuts of prime, dry-aged Hereford beef. The menu will also include seafood and raw bar specialties from the Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay and other regional providers in addition to fresh Maine lobster. Private dining space will be available for private and corporate events. 

M&M Hospitality Group is well known for its award-winning restaurants. The company, owned by Brian and Teresa Mullins, has brought four distinctive restaurants to the region including Vintage Tavern, River Stone Chophouse, Decoys Seafood and Amedeo’s Ristorante in Suffolk. The company also opened  Bennett’s Creek Marina adjacent to Decoys Seafood and Amedeo’s Bakery. The new restaurant will be its first in Chesapeake. 

Cork & Bull, located at 600 Belaire Avenue, will occupy a dramatic space in the vibrant Mosaic quarter of Summit Pointe, which is currently under construction. This latest addition includes $68 million of new construction with 270 luxury apartments, restaurants, shops and a public parking garage. The new restaurant space will be a focal point at the intersection of Belaire Avenue and Summit Pointe Drive. The distinctive space will complement other unique restaurants being created on the other corners of this intersection. The street-level space will include a colonnade with a plaza and outdoor dining. 

“The development at Summit Pointe is a perfect fit for our style and philosophy of hospitality,” said Ken Dodd, partner, director of operations for M&M Hospitality Group. “It is the natural next step to bring our chophouse and raw bar expertise to Chesapeake. We can't wait!"

“We are committed to bringing exceptional local restauranteurs and chefs to Summit Pointe,” said Chris Williams, senior vice president with Summit Pointe Realty, LLC. “Cork & Bull plays a key role in creating a vibrant dining and entertainment scene for our community. M&M Hospitality Group brings their own unique flavor to the dining experience and is a very welcome addition to Summit Pointe.”

Construction on Mosaic is currently under way, and it is anticipated Cork & Bull will open in fall 2022. 

Chris Read, senior vice president, and Jeff Parker, senior vice president with Colliers, negotiated the lease on behalf of Summit Pointe Realty, LLC. 

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Chris Read

Senior Vice President

Norfolk - Main

Chris Read specializes in the sale and leasing of retail property for Colliers | Virginia.  As the Director of the Retail Services Team in Norfolk, Virginia, he has extensive recent and long-term experience generating positive results to owners, developers and tenants in the retail sector for over 24 years.

On behalf of national and regional clients, Chris has achieved success on a multitude of assignments including, but not limited to, shopping center leasing and sales, site selection, new retail developments, land subdivisions and parcel sales to end users, tenant-mix strategies, architectural guidance/shopping center design, big box leasing, redevelopment projects, portfolio leasing/sales, tenant representation, complex contract negotiations, investment sales and surplus property dispositions.  This knowledge base presents a thorough understanding of special requirements to furnish a personalized approach to individual client needs. 

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Jeff Parker

Senior Vice President

Norfolk - Main

Jeff Parker, CCIM, has over 19 years of experience in commercial real estate as a broker, national retailer, landlord. Jeff’s diverse real estate background ensures that he can competently advise his clients to achieve their real estate objectives.

Starting in 2000, Parker spent 10 years in leasing and investment sales at CBRE Norfolk, VA.  Jeff earned his CCIM designation in 2006 and was consistently awarded annually for his high level of production.

In 2010 Parker transitioned to Dollar Tree Inc., a Fortune 135 company, as real estate portfolio manager where he handled lease restructuring and portfolio improvement for over 1,200 stores. Mr. Parker gained an invaluable education in lease negotiation and corporate real estate best practices from one of the most active and successful retailers in the world.

Parker was then brought on as Director of Leasing for a Virginia based shopping center REIT in 2014. His prior experience as a broker and national retailer resulted in his team consistently exceeding industry average rent spreads while driving value and increasing occupancy across a portfolio of 60 income producing properties with 5.5 million square feet in 12 states.

Mr. Parker returned to CBRE in late 2017, now Colliers International after the 2019 acquisition of the Virginia offices. An integral part of the Colliers retail services and investment team, he has completed multiple investment sales and leases and was chosen to lease Coastal Virginia’s premier 69-acre mixed-use town center, Summit Pointe, a $350 million-dollar extension of the Dollar Tree / Family Dollar international corporate headquarters.

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