Michael Chrupcala General ManagerMichael began his illustrious career in restaurants in the early 80’s at a favorite neighborhood concept, he quickly realized with his strong people skills that management was the next step. He knew that he had found his niche and that was leader and developer of staff. Michael shined and moved quickly through the ranks at this concept and when the opportunity to continue his growth became available he transitioned to a concept that is largely seen in Malls. With this new endeavor he moved swiftly from Operations Manager, to General Manager to Managing Partner finishing at the top as a District Sales Standard Partner. Michael, although excelling in his career he felt he needed to spend more quality time with his beautiful wife and their three wonderful children. Michael decided it was time to make another move to a concept that is known world-wide as it afforded him the ability to run the concept but also offered a great work-life balance that he was looking for. During his time at this concept he was able to grow the business by building revenue and profit and his passion for the brand and his team was unmatched and the efforts that he put forth showed daily. After 13 years Michael was intrigued by the City Winery Concept and made the move in the Spring of 2019 to open and lead the team at CW Philadelphia where is the General Manager to a management team of 20 and over 200 hourly staff. Michael’s passion and drive for excellence in all aspects of the business is unmatched and is a quality that his team truly looks up to him for. Michael and his family resides in Marlton, NJ. Restaurant professional with over 30 years' experience. Proficient in all aspects of the front of the house, as well as the kitchen. Focused on building revenue and profit, while maintaining operations. Passionate about providing great service and quality of food. Skilled leader in developing and managing staff.
Christianna LaBuz Talent BuyerChristianna LaBuz is way too nerdy to have such a cool job. Born and raised in south Jersey, she graduated from Drexel University’s Music Industry program and then spent some time in Ann Arbor, Michigan working for the venerable booking agency Fleming Artists. Three Midwestern winters later, she flipped the script and headed back east to book shows for World Cafe Live followed by Live Nation before joining the City Winery team in 2019. When she’s not at a show, an Eagles game, a disc golf course or hanging with family, she enjoys white water rafting and kayaking with her boyfriend Ryan, adventuring with Emory the cat in their VW Eurovan named Terri and making and trading wine, kombucha and all kinds of bread in their Port Richmond home. Christianna has been a Philadelphia Music Alliance board member since 2013 and believes that it’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice
Justin DyeBox Office ManagerJustin’s love of music started at 14 years old upon receiving his first guitar for Christmas. In and out of hard rock bands through college, he later made the shift towards singer/songwriter. Throughout the years, Justin self-released a number of albums and played countless shows in Orlando, FL. As much as he loves music, he also has a love for Business Management. He spent over 10 years in Hospitality and Tourism Management, working for companies such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and even serving as General Manager / Owner of Gator Adventure Productions, a conservation-focused on helping endangered crocodiles, alligators, and snakes. Seeking to blend his two passions together, Justin joined the team at City Winery Atlanta in July 2017 as Box Office Manager. Recently he has made the move to Philadelphia to join the opening team, and is excited to take what he's learned in Atlanta and continue to grow in the city where "It's Always Sunny."