Overview of APVG's
Aquarium Restaurant Group
The Aquarium Restaurant Group (AQRG), has developed several full aquarium themed food and beverage concepts, and is the second third of three companies APVG intends to take public by 2022.
AQRG units are designed for placement almost anywhere, whether as a new build or space improvement of an existing restaurant location. In the post Covid world sadly many unique locations have become available. All restaurants will feature one or multiple saltwater aquariums, are set in a tropical theme and intended to become destination style food and entertainment venues.
They will also promote the ocean-issue awareness messages of our CBO Foundation, plus offer travel benefit through our MySandDollars.com Travel Rewards program. Two core brands, its Travel Cafes and Aquarium Bistros (outlined below) will drive the growth of the AQRG brand well into the future.
Tropical Reef Travel Cafes (Travel Cafes) are designed to become travel agencies
within an over-the-counter food and beverage service. They will offer beer and wine,
a limited list of food items and its 3,600 SF units will be placed within shopping malls
and airport locations. Our larger stand-alone units will also offer drive-through service
and will be built alongside APVG's AirWater PlugHUBS where suitable.
Aquarium Grille & Bistros (AQ Bistros) are designed to become a chain of
full-service restaurants, also built mainly alongside suitable AirWater
PlugHUB locations. The may be built as new stand-alone units within
retail centers, or take over existing spaces that meet our design needs.
AQ Bistros will average between 8,000 to 10,000 SF in size.
Aquarium Gallery Restaurants (AQ Gallery), our
signature large-scale, 16,000 SF destination food
and beverage "BIG BOX" concept was originally
designed to be incorporated into the ever growing
vacancies of larger retail spaces in existing shopping centers and strip malls across America. These units will offer a full bar and multi-food options, including a sushi bar, a retail store and coffee shop. They will offer large aquariums that help educate customers about the ocean and beauty of our tropical reefs, and promote sustainable seafood and plastic-free consumption practices. They are well suited for mall owners looking to revive their centers, when larger tenants move out.
Captain Rehabs EntrepreneurWreck Saloon (Captains), was
developed as harbor side food and beverage concept that will
also produce a number of specialty beers and rum. Originally
designed for the Caribbean, alternate sites are being considered
within North America and Hawaii, and the concept may convert to a brew pub by late 2021 once our core brands are launched and operating.
APVG was talking with established food and beverage chain operators before Covid-19 struck who had expressed an interest in joint venturing one or more of our proposed brands. In light of the extreme damage caused to the lockdowns this year, resulting in several million restaurants closing, we are not sure outside interest still exists. Therefore we plan to launch AQRG in early 2021 and may develop one of each model within the Las Vegas market by the end of that year.