Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ed Carrella Corporate Director of Restaurants

Eric Grimm joins Mason Street Grill as new General Manager; Cristina Gliatis joins the restaurant as Assistant General Manager

Edward Carrella (Photo: Business Wire)

MILWAUKEE--()--Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced leadership changes at its Mason Street Grill restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.

Ed Carrella, former general manager of Mason Street Grill, has been promoted to corporate director of restaurants for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. In his new position, he will oversee day-to-day operations of all food and beverage outlets throughout the company’s 18-hotel portfolio, with a focus on the popular ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill brands as well as Mason Street Grill in Milwaukee. In addition, he will assist in budgeting and menu conception.

During his three years as general manager of Mason Street Grill, he was responsible for increasing revenues by 10% and increasing profits by 50%. Carrella was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., where his family owned and operated a south-side Italian pizzeria. Growing up in the restaurant industry, his career highlights include working for primary establishments in Chicago, including serving as general manager of Sullivan’s Steakhouse, assistant general manager of Grand Lux Café, director of restaurant operations at House of Blues and assistant general manager of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

“We are thrilled to promote Ed to corporate director of restaurants. His extensive background in restaurants, knowledge of food and beverage and his commitment to quality and training will help him to be very effective in his new role,” said Peggy Williams-Smith, corporate vice president of food and beverage for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts also announced that Eric Grimm has been appointed the new general manager of Mason Street Grill and Cristina Gliatis will serve as assistant general manager of the restaurant.

Grimm joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with an extensive background in food and beverage, most recently serving as assistant general manager of Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Brookfield, Wis. In this role he was responsible for all front-of-restaurant operations and day-to-day management. Previously, he worked at T & J Hospitality Group in Tomah, Wis., where he was responsible for overseeing the food and beverage operations for Three Bears Lodge and the opening of two independent pizzerias, where he doubled sales in a 12-month period. Grimm has also served in management positions at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill, Ruby Tuesday Restaurant and Papa Murphy’s Pizza.

Cristina Gliatis most recently served as manager of Brisco County Wood Grill in Menomonee Falls, Wis., where she was responsible for overseeing marketing, sales, events and day-to-day management of a staff of 30. She began her food and beverage career with MGM Resorts in 1999 and assisted with the opening of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. She then went on to serve in various positions with Wynn Resorts and The Light Group/Mirage & Bellagio in Las Vegas. Most recently, she served as general manager of Nove Italiano in Las Vegas as part of N9NE Group at the Palms Casino Resort.

“Both Eric and Cristina have a passion for creating a positive guest experience and have excellent managerial and operational skills. I am confident they will continue to foster a high-quality dining experience for our guests and further enhance Mason Street Grill’s reputation as one of Milwaukee’s finest dining establishments,” added Williams-Smith.

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About Mason Street Grill

Located in Downtown Milwaukee, Mason Street Grill is the place where Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after work cocktails, appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike. Under Executive Chef Mark Weber, Mason Street Grill’s open kitchen serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and steadiness of Wisconsin roots. The wood fired oven and grill are the centerpieces of the menu and help to serve the best Midwestern steaks, chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads. Wisconsin’s rich farmlands create a menu that is steeped in traditional elements, yet done with a flair and creativity reflective of Milwaukee’s new urban sensibilities. With a great bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge, elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the place to experience wonderful food, service and atmosphere. For more information, please visit:

Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).


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Jessica Vollrath, (414) 221-0218

Release Summary

Ed Carrella appointed corporate director of restaurants; Eric Grimm appointed new GM of Mason Street Grill; Cristina Gliatis appointed assistant GM of Mason Street Grill


for The Marcus Corporation
Jessica Vollrath, (414) 221-0218