Everybody has a story. Consider Novela, the literary themed SoMa bar started by the powerhouse duo of Alex Smith (Gitane, Honor Bar) and Kate Bolton (Maven, Michael Mina). With Bolton no longer involved in the project and Smith focused on the punch program along with his duties as general manager, the story here appears to have entered its second act.
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In a standard three-act narrative, the story begins by establishing the main characters, the setting, and the mood, but by the second, the character development begins. It is usually a turning point, and while there are changes at the bar with Christina Cabrera (Michael Mina, Bourbon Steak) and Suzanne Miller (Clock Bar, Dosa) now leading the cocktail program, perhaps things are less dramatic than they would be in a fictional piece.
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