Sorry to say, our 14 month run at Cinco’s Restaurant has ended today. You may remember Jazz By Two was hired (August 2015) to play a Latin Jazz set for Sunday Brunch from 11:00 – 3:00pm each week. (see here) We will miss coming in and playing for the amiable staff and friendly patrons. Great hang, good food and atmosphere (except no jazz by us anymore, ha!)
In 2015 this was a new venture @ the Suwanee location and we were part of the projected growth of the new Sunday Brunch addition. We received allot of praises from corporate, the owner (himself) and patrons on our performances. It was a perfect match…so much so, that they tried to replicate our “jazz duo” show at the Cumming, Ga. location. (Not sure if they ever did, but we saw the inquiries online.) It was (also) flattering when they asked us to do a regular weeknight performance, as well. So, things were going great for quite a long time.
There is no accounting for HOW a restaurant chooses to operate and manage its affairs and / or promotion. Sometimes it fails. We are just proud of the longevity of this job and the work we accomplished creating our Latin Jazz show.
In the last 4 months (or so) “musical chairs” with managers began, long time staff members leaving and foot traffic slowing to a crawl. The writing was on the wall and just a matter of time before they would have to cut entertainment. (Actually I thought it would have come before now).
The Sunday Brunch was not turning around, which paid our salaries. So, goes the restaurant / bar business. However, Cinco’s – Suwanee, Ga (est. 2008) weekly traffic is still great and we recommend them. We’ll miss our regular gig & the nice people we got to know and work with. But, it makes room for creative projects we’ve put on the back burner. “Its all good”, as they say. On to the next phase.
So, Adios Cinco’s ! – thanks for supporting us! You were great to have us in your house for the past 14 months and we do appreciate it. Good luck and have us back anytime.