Alexandria Restaurant Partners
built with Excellence and integrity
ARP owns, operates, and/or manages eight restaurants in Florida and Northern Virginia. The three principals of ARP go back 25 years to the first Café Tu Tu Tango in Coconut Grove, Florida. Scott Shaw was a partner in the parent company, Dave Nicholas was the original opening GM, and David Clapp opened the second location of Café Tu Tu Tango in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. After growing Café Tu Tu Tango to seven units, the three colleagues went on to start their own restaurants but reunited in 2009 to buy the Café Tu Tu Tango concept, including the Orlando restaurant. After reinvigorating the Café Tu Tu Tango brand, the partners stepped in to engineer an even more dramatic turnaround with Virtue Feed & Grain in Alexandria, VA.
ARP was then formed to manage these restaurants, plus new projects that opened in 2015 and 2016 and 2018. In 2015 we began building an exceptional leadership team that includes some of the best talent and sharpest minds in the industry
Team ARP was built with one goal in mind: To be the BEST in the nation (not the biggest) by achieving operational excellence, leading with integrity and being transparent.