Lawyer is leaving the law to operate gourmet grilled-cheese and wine bar

For now, Bruce Klores isn’t giving up his day job.

But the Washington, D.C., lawyer is planning to wind down his practice as he ramps up a new business in the nation’s capital. Known as GCDC, it will serve gourmet grilled cheese concoctions and morph into a wine bar at night, Legal Bisnow reports.

The tater tots were the idea of former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty; and a recently retired judge, Natalia Combs Greene, will tend bar one day a week. Klores’ son Steven, who recently graduated from college, is behind the grilled-cheese sandwiches, and a New York cheesemonger will choose the cheeses to be offered and pair them with appropriate wine.

“Law lends itself to a certain kind of creativity, but this is a whole different thing,” the senior Klores told the Washington Post (reg. req.).

This is not Klores’ first venture into the food industry, the Washington City Paper notes. As a youth, he sold hot dogs at the Statue of Liberty in New York and tended bar to help put himself through law school.

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