To manage expansion opportunities, Larry Kurofsky and his wife and partner, Tabitha, operators of three Purple Cafe & Wine Bar locations in the Greater Puget Sound Area, recently created with key associates Heavy Restaurant Group of Seattle, an employer of about 200 people. Kurofsky and his wife massaged a graduate school project into their first restaurant, Grape Street, in Las Vegas in 1997. They later sold their interest in Grape Street to partners and, in 2001, ...

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