Local soul food restaurant to relocate in downtown Middletown

23 Feb 2021


A local entrepreneur is determined to grow her restaurant business when she relocates to the former bar space at Murphy’s Landing in downtown Middletown.

Naiyozcsia Thomason, better known as Mz. Jade, has been operating Mz. Jade’s Soul Food at 1105 Central Ave. in the Pendleton Arts Center for the past year.

Sometime in mid-March, Thomason is planning a “grand re-opening” at the new location at 6 S. Broad St., just around the corner from the Pendleton Arts Center.

Last week, Middletown City Council approved a $10,000 Small Business Entrepreneurial Assistance Micro-Grant to cover start-up costs for Mz. Jade’s Soul Food at the new location.

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