Republic Abandons Culinary Ambitions; Declines to Hire Chef

pitarepublicTwo months after declaring “the culinary team is in flux,” Republic Reign has settled its chef challenges by downgrading its kitchen.

“Republic is moving forward with less of a spotlight on its kitchen and more of a focus on the overall experience,” writes Grace Newland, publicist for the concertedly swanky King Street lounge which opened this spring.

Republic’s opening chef, Ben Harris, in October left the restaurant for a chef position with SERG Restaurant Group’s forthcoming Poseidon Coastal Cuisine and Rooftop Bar in Hilton Head. The following month, Newland reported that Republic’s owners were conducting interviews for his replacement. Continue reading