Common Plate Hospitality was founded by Alexandria natives Chad Sparrow and Larry Walston. Mason Social launched in 2015 as a contemporary American restaurant in their hometown of Alexandria, VA. Following the success of their first restaurant the group decided to expand in 2018 opening Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden. Urbano 116 is the newest venture which opened in January 2019. Common Plate Hospitality seeks to offer upscale food and beverages in casual neighborhood centric restaurants.