Greg Fox: Investing in a city with family

Dave Frederick, left, and Greg Fox love being part of downtown Topeka as residents and owners of RowHouse restaurant. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

Having essentially grown up in downtown Topeka, native Greg Fox wants to continue building his life in the capital city’s urban core.

 

“I’ve always liked downtown from the time I was 7 years old,” Fox said, adding that his mother fed the children attending Assumption Catholic grade school. “I’ve always liked downtown from the time Macy’s was here and I was growing up. I just like this setting of Topeka. It’s not new to me in the slightest.”

Fox, 51, a 1984 Hayden High graduate, left Topeka in 1988 but found his way back almost 20 years later. He said he was drawn back to the capital city by his immediate and extended family members.

“I really didn’t want to invest in another city,” he said. “I wanted to invest in a city where I have family, nieces and nephews and cousins. I have 100 first cousins. That’s why I came back.”

Fox opened the RowHouse Restaurant, 515 S.W. Van Buren in 2007, to offer a fresh take on fine dining in Topeka in the historical rowhouses just west of Kansas Ave. He said although he has helped contribute to making downtown Topeka more inviting, recent improvement haven’t diminished the love he has for his boyhood home.

“I’ve always liked downtown in every rendition it’s been,” he said. “I’ve never, ever thought it was anything less than awesome.”

Greg Fox

Age: 51

Profession: Chef and owner of RowHouse Restaurant

 

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