Frank and Malisse Sinito – Founders

Frank & Malisse Sinito


LockKeepers was founded by husband-and-wife team Frank and Malisse Sinito in 1992 with the goal of providing fine Italian dining to the Cleveland area. The original site was a small historic tavern that Frank and Malisse transformed into an upscale steak and seafood restaurant. The Sinitos dreamed of opening a restaurant that reflected their Italian ethnic heritage while also representing a kind of contemporary, casual interpretation of the food their family loves. The business soon expanded, requiring Frank and Malisse to build a new location in their Thornburg Station development project. The current Lockkeepers has been open for business since 2001.


Frank T. Sinito serves as the CEO of the Millennia Companies, a group of umbrella entities focused on building affordable housing and commercial development. The organization has built over 23,000 units across 23 states. A devoted Christian, Frank is also the Chairman of True Freedom Ministries, a charity serving the homeless, prisoners, the addicted and the elderly in the state of Ohio. Frank holds a BA in Economics from Cleveland State University.


Malisse Sinito is the president of the Millennia Hospitality Group, and has over thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry. Malisse’s newest projects include Marble Room, a steak and raw bar in Cleveland’s historic Garfield Building, and Marble Room Sushi, a high-quality fast-casual restaurant located in the lobby of Key Center. Malisse has a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College.