The Milwaukee Brewers' suspended slugger will no longer have a relationship with the restaurant group with which he has involvement in two ventures.
SURG and Ryan Braun will end their relationship.
Braun's "Graffito" restaurant on Water Street will be closed at the end of the year. It's already called "Graffito," and no longer "Ryan Braun's Graffito."
That relationship will end as well, with his "8" being taken off of 8*twelve's name of the current Brookfield and future Glendale location.
"We've appreciated the relationship we had with Ryan over the last several years, and the entire SURG family wishes him success in the future," said Michael Polaski, SURG's CEO and co-owner, in a statement.
Omar Shaikh, a co-owner with SURG, tweeted the following:
Thank you everyone for your support. It feels great to be part of this community. That being said, still a very tough day for me.— Omar Shaikh (@OmarSurg) September 6, 2013