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Owners sell Akron’s NOMZ eatery, take off to explore travel, cuisine

NOMZ eatery founders Kass and Sam LaVictoire have hung up their Akron aprons and sold their eatery at Northside Marketplace, with a plan to travel, rediscover food and gain new skills in the kitchen.

Their first stop: Bali.

The newlyweds, who grew up down the street from each other in West Akron, left Sunday for the Indonesian island, where they’ll spend two months exploring vegan restaurants and looking for culinary inspiration.

“We’re taking a risk to prioritize expanding our skills and travel the world. The plan is to rediscover food and ourselves, to be able to build the concept of our dreams someday,” said Kass LaVictoire, 26. 

Taking over NOMZ at Northside Marketplace, which the LaVictoires ran for more than three years, are Roy Wright and his fiancee, Jamie Krum, of Springfield Township and Wright’s brother, Bill Simoes of Shaker Heights. The sale includes the large adjacent NOMZ coffee and bar, which the LaVictoires took over in June.