According to the Post & Courier, Genevieve Mashburn is out as partner at The Getaway (541 King St.). Mashburn told P&C that the departure was due to “irreconcilable creative differences.” The news comes just two months after Mashburn and partner Kirk Heidenreich, along with Top Chef alum Emily Hahn, opened the King Street cabana bar.
A New Orleans native, Mashburn ran Leon’s Oyster Shed event space before opening The Getaway. Prior to that, she worked at The Macintosh, The Lot, NOLA’s Cure, and Cane & Table.
Mashburn and Hahn’s partnership seemed serendipitous when City Paper talked to the two women last September. In an interview, Mashburn and Hahn shared their mutual admiration for South American cuisine and each other.
“It’s so amazing that Emily is on board. There literally could not be someone more perfect,” Mashburn said in the interview
Mashburn says in an email, “After pouring all of myself into the conceptualizing, creation, and implementation of bringing my vision for the Getaway into reality, irreconcilable creative and operational differences between myself and the other partners grew into a negative situation. It’s heartbreaking to walk away from, but the staff is an amazing group of people and I hope the best for them as individuals.”
The seemingly amicable split was echoed by Hahn who told CP in a text message, “We are going to embrace the heart of what Genevieve wanted this place to have. Genevieve has an amazing soul, and has asked me to continue to create a “culture” here for our guests, our staff that is true.”