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New restaurant at Cross Keys' Radisson opening in December

The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys is putting the finishing touches on its new contemporary Italian restaurant Scoozi that will open Dec. 11 at the Roland Park property.

Scoozi — a play on the word for “excuse me” in Italian — will seat 120, about double the capacity of the old restaurant, Crossroads, Radisson General Manager Tom Cook says. He estimates the restaurant renovation cost around $300,000. A $6 million facelift is also underway at the property. 

The 1,500-square-foot eatery will serve pizzas, salads and pasta dishes throughout the day. Scrambled egg-and-sausage pie and caramelized apple and almond pizza are some of the breakfast dishes cooked up by Culinary Institute of America graduate and Scoozi Chef Tim Robertson. Scoozi will employ 30 and feature 60 types of wines.

The revamped space will include a show kitchen and a hearth oven for pizzas. The hotel will remove a wall currently separating the main dining room and the lounge as part of the renovation.

The 147-room hotel at 5100 Falls Road is in the midst of the second phase of a building-wide renovation, with a new lobby and new carpeting, furniture and fixtures. The lobby now displays new artwork from Renaissance Fine Arts in the Village of Cross Keys. The first phase of the renovation was a complete overhaul of the Radisson’s mechanical systems, water lines, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Built in 1973, the Radisson is part of the original Rouse Co. vision for the Village of Cross Keys, a planned residential and retail community. The hotel was last partially renovated 12 years ago. In April 2011, Greenwood Hospitality of Denver purchased the hotel from Meitzel Hotel Partners LLC.

The Radisson will remain open and operating throughout the renovation process.
Writer: Amy Landsman
Source: Tom Cook, general manager, The Radisson at Cross Keys
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