Tim Petrillo wanted Rooftop to be more than its view. Its location is prime—in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, surrounded by the city’s skyline—but Petrillo didn’t want to rest on the scenic backdrop.
If he were to put up curtains around the outdoor bar, would there still be a line snaking around the corner?
“That’s how we approached it,” says Petrillo, co-founder and CEO of The Restaurant People. “When you take the curtains down, [the view] becomes an added benefit.”

TRP Unveils Downtown Fort Lauderdale Rooftop @ 1WLO & Taste with VIP Sneak Preview

Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 12, 2017 – The Restaurant People (TRP)—South Florida’s premier hospitality group and the masterminds behind such hot spots as YOLO, Boatyard, and S3—launched its latest visionary concepts, Rooftop @ 1WLO and TRP Taste, with a private grand opening reception. More than 250 South Florida guests were on hand for the milestone occasion, which marked the…