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With backgrounds in finance, music, and restaurants, John Davenport, Jeff Grant and John Haggai came together to open a restaurant featuring wood fired cooking, a seasonal menu, and craft libations. After 18 months of traveling and testing, they opened Tazza Kitchen Short Pump in 2013. With a background in communications, Susan Davenport joined the team full time in 2017. While all four partners have a hand in daily operations, John Davenport takes care of finance, Grant oversees the culinary team, Susan Davenport manages HR and customer engagement, and Haggai manages the beverage program and construction.

BKH Partners

Operating Partners


Chris Curtin, Short PumpChris CurtinShort Pump
Phil Barrar, Alverser PlazaPhil BarrarAlverser Plaza
John Van Peppen, Scott's AdditionJohn Van PeppenScott’s Addition

North & South Carolina

Reggie McGee, Cameron VillageReggie McGeeCameron Village
Ryan Libert, Stone Creek VillageRyan LibertStone Creek Village
Dave Desseyn, Trenholm PlazaDave DesseynTrenholm Plaza

Food & Beverage

dorothyDorothy LivickWine Director
Lauren SpainBeverage Director