Sean and Missy met in 2009 when they became neighbors while living in a small townhouse on Grove Street in the West Village of Manhattan. Despite conflicting schedules while working in different industries they solidified a friendship over the many meals they shared together.
In 2014, the pair decided to become business partners and launched Grovehouse, a hospitality company that celebrates Italian cuisine, culture and spirit. Missy and Sean love to entertain their friends and family and consider their restaurants within the company an extension of their homes. Their first restaurant, Lilia, opened in 2016 followed by Misi in 2018.
2009 - 2013
Missy & Sean become neighbors, Grove Street in the West Village, NYC
Create inspiring dining experiences to help make everyday a good day
Invest In Each other
Cultivate relationships, trust in teamwork, respectfully communicate
Keep It Simple
The most important ingredient is the one left out
Ask more questions, look through a unique lense, take calculated risk
Make It Better
Learn from mistakes, strive to improve, realize tomorrow’s opportunity