SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

January 11, 2011 16:30 ET

Bridge Bank Provides Construction and SBA Financing to Renowned Manresa Restaurant

Two-Star Michelin Rated Restaurant to Expand Operations

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today it has provided financing to Manresa Restaurant to support the improvements and expansion of its restaurant facility in Los Gatos, CA. 

"Working with the United States Small Business Administration and utilizing the 7(A) Loan Program to assist Manresa was a natural fit," said Ken Mannina, Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager of Bridge Bank's SBA Group. "Closing this SBA loan will help them implement plans to enlarge the dining room and to add a full service bar/lounge area." Manresa credits Sterry Architect of Oakland with the design, and completing the improvements will be General Contractor TICO Construction, Inc., of San Jose.

"Chef David Kinch and I are excited to be able to expand Manresa in 2011, and provide our guests with a superlative dining experience," said Michael Kean, general manager and partner of Manresa. "With the help of Bridge Bank, we are able to elevate our beverage program with a new bar, and welcome our guests with the addition of a new lounge and reception area. We appreciate Bridge Banks support, which allows us to continue to build our dream restaurant in Los Gatos. It is a pleasure to be associated with them."

Manresa has been recognized for its fine dining experience with a Two Star Michelin rating for five consecutive years (2007-2011) and Four Stars from Mobil Travel Guide. Executive Chef Kinch has won the cooking competition against Bobby Flay on Food Network's Iron Chef America and received the 'Best Chefs in America' award for the Pacific region from the James Beard Foundation.

"Bridge Bank is excited to be part of the expansion for this renowned restaurant," said Ramona Valverde, Vice President with Bridge Bank. "The SBA program allows us to finance the expansion of well-managed businesses like Manresa, even during times of economic uncertainty." 

About Manresa Restaurant
Manresa is the showcase for the inventive cuisine of Executive Chef David Kinch. Influenced by French and modern Catalan cooking, Chef Kinch finds inspiration from European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the vast bounty that California has to offer. Manresa's biodynamic vegetables are grown exclusively for Manresa at Cynthia Sandberg's Love Apple Farm in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains and harvested in the morning for the evening menu. For more information about Manresa Restaurant, please visit their website at www.manresarestaurant.com.

About Bridge Capital Holdings
Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol BBNK. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.

About Bridge Bank, N.A.
Bridge Bank, N.A. is Silicon Valley's full-service professional business bank. The Bank is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle-market, and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. Visit Bridge Bank on the web at www.bridgebank.com.

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