TIME TO REALIGN PRIORITIES: Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery (Courtesy City Winery) The Recalibration: How the Shows Can Come Back Six months ago, I published my first book, “Indulge Your Senses,” to advance the thesis that our culture’s overdosing on screens and gadgets has deepened our need for social gatherings and sensory experience. That philosophy drove my business plan to stage concerts in an intimate, 300-seat setting with close-up views of the artists, state-of-the-art acoustics, and the delicious aroma of food and wine made right on the premises, creating a magical experience that can’t be replicated with ones and zeros. Over the last decade, City Winery has grown from our original Manhattan venue to 10 locations from Chicago to Boston to Nashville and nearly $100 million in revenue and I was busy raising money to expand to 50 locations over the next five years. We all know […]
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