Wagner is the chef and has worked for the Starr Restaurant Organization for the last twelve years, mainly as executive chef at Jones and now at Continental Midtown. Versace is a bartender, working at Las Vegas Lounge and since 2004 at Coco’s on 8th Street.
The pair have known each other since 2003 and promise to build on what Maida and Hartranft have started at Resurrection. Expect a neighborhood bar and restaurant that will offer value, "high energy, a fun atmosphere, and great food & drink."
As for a name, they're holding out for now. In the meantime, Resurrection is still open and will be through at least September 21st, the bar's fifth anniversary.
Resurrection Ale House [Foobooz]