Owners sell Akron’s restaurant NOMZ, take off to explore travel and cuisine

New NOMZ owner Roy Wright, left, with co-owners Jamie Krum and Bill Simoes, who will both work in the kitchen, with former owners Sam and Kass LaVictoire.  The LaVictoires will soon embark on a world tour to learn more about different cuisines and cuisines.  Since opening NOMZ, the couple have expanded the size of the restaurant, which now includes the bar area at Northside Marketplace.

NOMZ restaurant founders Kass and Sam LaVictoire hung up their Akron aprons and sold their restaurant on the Northside Marketplace with plans to travel, rediscover food, and learn new skills in the kitchen.

Your first stop: Bali.

The newlyweds, who grew up in West Akron, will head to the Indonesian island on Sunday, where they will spend two months exploring vegan restaurants and searching for culinary inspiration.

“We take the risk to expand our skills and travel the world. The plan is to rediscover food and ourselves so that one day we can build the concept of our dreams,” said Kass LaVictoire, 26.

Roy Wright and his fiancé Jamie Krum of Springfield Township and Wright’s brother Bill Simoes of Shaker Heights take over the NOMZ at Northside Market, which the LaVictoires ran for more than three years. The sale includes the large neighboring NOMZ coffee and bar, which the LaVictoires took over in June.

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