Founder of FOX Lifestyle Hospitality Group
As Founder of FOX Lifestyle Hospitality Group, Mark has been instrumental in the design and execution of some of the city’s most successful neighborhood mainstays. With commitment to delivering brands that are both welcoming and approachable in concept, Mark has accomplished a long standing, proven track record or success.
With over 20 years of experience, Mark is the full creative force behind FOX Lifestyle Hospitality Group, where he builds innovative concepts and develops environments that both cultivate and promote from within. FOX Lifestyle Hospitality Group's mission is to provide consistently outstanding guest experiences, constructive internal development as well as thoughtful expansion, led with values of respect, authenticity, accountability, development, passion and kindness.
In 2004, Mark's first venture came in the form of opening and managing the hugely successful Banc Cafe Bar in Murray Hill. He later went on, in 2007, to help open Whitman & Bloom, a bar and restaurant specializing in comfort food and themed around one of James Joyce's most famous literary works Ulysses. In 2009, Mark helped open Cask, another Murray Hill staple, offering country kitchen farm-to-table dining. 2014 was a significant year as Mark was ready to open his first solo venture resulting in White Oak Tavern, in the heart of the West Village. In 2016, Mark opened Barney's Bone Broth, now Sapien Foods, in partnership with his long-time childhood friend. Mark expanded his portfolio further with the launch of Street Taco in the Gramercy District of Manhattan in 2017. Street Taco, featuring an edgy street art design and taco-centric menu, has quickly become a neighborhood mainstay. At the end of 2017, Mark opened FLHG's largest concept, The Rag Trader and Bo Peep Cocktail and Highball Store. A sophisticated American style restaurant with a piano lounge downstairs, The Rag Trader and Bo Peep evokes a time where people regularly gathered to eat, drink and enjoy each other's company.
Mark's latest venture, The Parlour Room, will be an eclectic, romantic whiskey emporium in midtown, rich in large-scale and private dining experiences.
Having overseen the development of upwards of 10 venues globally, Mark continues to be a dedicated restaurateur, significantly adding to the fabric of charming dining experiences.