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Nate Valentine – Tipsy Pig and more!

By in 2011 - Volume 13

tipsypigNate Valentine has Unstoppable Talent.

Nate Valentine is a lifelong resident of the Bay Area and an integral part of San Francisco’s thriving social scene. After a wildly successful and educational 5-year stint as one of the youngest Directors in the history of Charles Schwab, he had a moment of truth when he realized that he ultimately couldn’t see himself as an old man in a suit working the daily grind. His grandfather advised him “Find happiness and the rest will take care of itself.”

Thus as an experimental side project, he and four partners founded Vintage415, a cultural marketing company that has since managed to add its own unique, down-to-earth imprint on local nightlife. What began in 2002 as a way to host high-profile events around the city and have some fun has evolved into a flourishing entrepreneurial adventure. Responsible for launching some of San Francisco’s favorite hangouts — Mamacita, Double Dutch, Umami, Taverna Aventine, The Ambassador , and The Tipsy Pig—he and his partners have been pioneers in the movement toward a new style of nightlife that emphasizes fun in relaxed and unpretentious social settings.

Nate’s philosophies have added to his success. He believes that in the work place everyone should be treated equally in a family like atmosphere. He and his partners will take shifts working side by side with their employees. He also believes in offering great products at reasonable prices while supporting the concept of sustainability.

Restaurant Realty Company sold The Tipsy Pig location on Chestnut Street to Nate as well as a new site on Polk Street that will open later this year. We wish Nate continued success on his future endeavors.

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About The Author
Steven Zimmerman, CBI, M&AMI, CBB, FIBBA

Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996.His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area. READ FULL BIO | HIRE EXPERT WITNESS - LEARN MORE