As of 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Chef Gary and wife Amy Moran are no longer the owners of the Wimauma Restaurant in Tampa or the Winthrop Barn Theater in Riverview. Amy Moran says the parting of ways was amicable.
"We love all the partners involved," Moran said Friday. "But you can't have two different drivers driving the same bus."
Wimauma and the Winthrop Barn Theater will remain open; the Morans are simply stepping away from both projects. Moran's sous chefs are still on staff at Wimauma.
"We immediately had a sense of relief last night after we left," she said. "We've worked non-stop now for a year and a half."