People come together in attempt to ‘Grow’ new Shelton restaurant

Supporters of the planned Grow restaurant in downtown Shelton gathered for a fund-raiser at Bar 140 on Center Street on Monday evening.

Grow is a farm-to-table restaurant being planned for the Liquid Lunch location on Howe Avenue by Liquid Lunch owners Fred and Michele Bialek and partner Mark Moeller.

They have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the eatery, through

The Liquid Lunch location in downtown Shelton has been closed since being damaged by the massive January 2014 fire that destroyed a large, adjoining building.

The fund-raising event featured food prepared by Fred Bialek, including appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The Alpaca Gnomes, a Connecticut-based band, performed at the event.

The Bialeks, who are a married couple, also operate Liquid Lunch locations in the Scinto corporate park on Research Drive in Shelton, and in Milford Center. They live in Shelton.

Moeller, also a Shelton resident, is a restaurant consultant who has worked with hundreds of eating establishments around the country, especially in the Northeast.

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