A bold vision for Bull Mansion: New restaurateurs envision farm-fresh food, craft beers - and lettuce on the roof

April 6, 2016

In an article from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Mark Sullivan writes about the new restaurant being started by Clark alums Victoria Mariano '08 and her business partner Aditya 'Adi' Tibrewal, MBA '05. Here, an excerpt:

“The Civil War ghosts in one of the city's most beautiful - and endangered - historic buildings will not be smoking water pipes. Victoria Mariano [’08], founder of two hookah lounges in the city, has a different vision for the historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall, also known as Bull Mansion, at 55 Pearl St.: a farm-to-table restaurant with a steampunk theme to take advantage of the building's 19th-century aesthetic, craft beers brewed on site, and fresh vegetables grown on the roof. …  [Mariano and business partner Aditya ‘Adi’ Tibrewal (MBA ’05)] met as students at Clark University, where Ms. Mariano began her first business, Spiritual Haze, as a project in the entrepreneurship program. Now the two former Clarkies aim to play a part in Worcester’s downtown revival by bringing new life to one of the city center’s most striking historic properties.”