Jersey City's soon-to-close Thirty Acres scooped up by buzzy chef Ryan DePersio

Oct 19, 2015 508

By Vicki Hyman

Kevin Pemoulie's ambitious — maybe too ambitious — Thirty Acres in Jersey City will be closing up in November, but another acclaimed young chef will be taking over the space: Ryan DePersio of Montclair'sFascino, Jersey City's Battello, and Nico Kitchen + Bar at Newark's NJPAC.

The space itself needs little work, so he and his partner Cory Checket, who also works with DePersio at Battello, expect to open The Kitchen Step in early 2016. DePersio, who says he's always looking for new projects, heard from a mutual friend about Pemoulie's decision to sell the space and jumped. 

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