The secret behind Big Night Entertainment Group's string of successful nightclubs and restaurants may rest in the company's mantra: What Would Steve Wynn Do? Brothers Ed and Joe Kane, along with marketing specialist Randy Greenstein, have taken Wynn's approach to sophisticated nightlife venues and applied it to their two locations in Boston and three in Connecticut's Foxwoods casino. Shrine, their flagship restaurant at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, blends a 225-seat dining venue with a Las Vegas-style lounge and a posh nightclub. "I love the way Steve Wynn presents himself, his sense of design, and his attention to detail," says Ed Kane. "We always try to keep that in mind when we're designing a venue. Of course, we don't necessarily have the budget that he has, but it's still a good mindset to have."
Staff editor KASEY WEHRUM has written for Inc. magazine on subjects ranging from the businesses behind professional bull riding to gadget inventor and father of the infomercial, Ron Popeil. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Worth, Budget Travel, and on MSNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn.