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How Gatsby's Joint Came to Be

Gatsby’s Joint is owned by Elaine Krieger.


Elaine Krieger has owned and operated multiple retail franchise locations in Chicago, Illinois for more than 18 years, and currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2011, Elaine was named the U.S. Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year and received this prestigious award from President Obama. As a foodie with a devout passion for cooking, Elaine always wanted to open her own restaurant. A Swing and Foxtrot dancer herself, Elaine’s love of the music and dancing from The Roaring Twenties helped spark the inspiration behind the restaurant theme. Gatsby’s Joint opened in May 2018 in North Fort Lauderdale, offering locals and tourists alike a speakeasy-style restaurant and bar with daily live entertainment, quality cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and the best happy hour specials in town.