The bar area reflected in a mirror at Little Giant in Portland’s West End. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Andrew and Briana Volk have sold their share in the Portland restaurant Little Giant to their business partners.

Ian and Kate Malin of Portland now have full ownership of the West End restaurant that opened in July 2017, Briana Volk said. Nothing else is changing, and the staff will remain the same, she said.

Volk said she and her husband, who also own the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club on Market Street, decided to sell Little Giant to spend more time with their two small children, focus on new projects, and become more politically active. Andrew Volk ran for a seat on the Portland City Council, but wasn’t elected Tuesday.

“It really came down to there are some other kinds of things we want to do,” Briana Volk said. “When we brought it to our partners, they offered to buy us out.”

One of Briana Volk’s upcoming projects is a new cookbook she is writing. The Volks previously co-wrote “Northern Hospitality with the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club” (Voyageur Press 2018).


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