14 episodes

Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to share their stories, gain new perspectives, and try to have a few laughs in the process.

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Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to share their stories, gain new perspectives, and try to have a few laughs in the process.

    SZN2 EP1: Rachel Miller Munzer

    SZN2 EP1: Rachel Miller Munzer

    Rachel Miller Munzer (Mamaleh's, State Park, Vincent's Corner Grocery) joins Drew and Jesse to discuss the Big Dipper Hospitality Group’s partnership and how they turned to a new online platform to fundraise for their latest venture in Brookline. Also on this episode, Rachel plays with pens while recording, Drew confuses "donations" for "contributions," and the Yiddish term for matchmaker eludes Jesse.

    After listening, check out these links:
    Mamaleh’s
    State Park
    Vincent’s Corner Grocery
    NuMarket

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Buddy by Benjamin Tissot (also known as Bensound)

    • 50 min
    SZN1 EP8: Enough Already

    SZN1 EP8: Enough Already

    For the final episode of the season, Drew and Jesse get together to do some reflecting. They discuss the status of the podcast and share a few of their favorite moments from the first episodes, which includes a nice summary of what we've learned about #PodcastDrew. Also on this episode, Jesse forgets to mute his computer (again) and Drew questions Jesse’s pronunciation of the word “Already.” 

    Thanks to everyone that's listened to The Graffito Podcast over the last few months! We appreciate all of the kind words and encouragement, and we can't wait to come back with more interviews and commentary. As always, don't forget to send questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    • 47 min
    SZN1 EP7 BONUS: GSP + DEI

    SZN1 EP7 BONUS: GSP + DEI

    For this bonus episode of The Graffito Podcast, Drew passes the hosting duties to his colleague Gustavo, who is joined by Corey and Brooke for a discussion about Graffito’s efforts to build a more anti-racist business and better understand issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The conversation scratches the surface of what the Graffito team has been thinking about, discussing, and working on related to DEI, and previews where we want to head in the months and years to come. We know this pursuit as individuals and as a business is not short-term work, it’s an “always” and “forever” job. And while we aren't always comfortable talking about racism, it's too important of a topic not to try. We hope you'll listen and let us know what you think by emailing podcast@graffito.com or tweeting @graffitopodcast.

    Host: Gustavo Quiroga
    Co-Hosts: Corey Zehngebot, Brooke Porter
    Music: Equinox by Purrple Cat

    • 48 min
    SZN1 EP7: Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

    SZN1 EP7: Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

    On last week's episode, Alcove's Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli made a surprise appearance to challenge Jesse about some of his comments on the Podcast. After the segment, we had an engaging conversation about a variety of important issues including restaurant worker wages, missteps during the BLM protests, "hospitality" during COVID, and his decision to close the restaurant on November 3rd so his team can vote. Fortunately, the microphones were on and the dialogue was recorded. We enjoyed the chat so much that we decided to publish it as an entire episode so you can listen in. Please check it out and send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Tripping by Joel Gion

    • 44 min
    SZN1 EP6: Ayr Muir

    SZN1 EP6: Ayr Muir

    Ayr Muir, CEO and Founder of Clover Food Lab, joins The Graffito Podcast to discuss real estate, technology, and a few new offerings available to Clover customers. Also on this episode, Drew invited a very special "surprise" guest that wanted to confront Jesse about a few questionable statements he made during our talk with Shore Gregory. All of this and more on episode 6 of The Graffito Podcast! Please send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Segments:
    Ayr Muir – 19:16

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Staring At The Sun by The Wrong Sister

    • 53 min
    SZN1 EP5: Steve "Nookie" Postal

    SZN1 EP5: Steve "Nookie" Postal

    On this quick and spontaneous 5th episode of The Graffito Podcast, Chef Nookie joins Drew and Dave to discuss why his Kendall Square restaurant, Commonwealth, is now in hibernation mode. This growing trend, which is usually prevalent in seasonal locations, might just be the only way for his restaurant to survive the winter. Well, that and more government funding. Also on this episode, Nookie refuses to reveal the origin of his nickname, Drew hints at a pulled pork challenge, and Dave admits to watching Disney’s Frozen by himself, before he had children. Please send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Dave Downing
    Music: A Country Romance by Ahjay Stelino

    • 21 min

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