JAMESTOWN – A new restaurant at the former Friendly’s location in Brooklyn Square is scheduled to open next week.
City of Jamestown Director of Development, and the restaurant’s new owner, Vince DeJoy, told WNYNewsNow Jimmy’s Family Restaurant will open sometime late in the week. On Friday, a new sign advertising the eatery was installed.
DeJoy said the restaurant has hired around 50 people, some of whom are former Friendly’s employees.
He said the restaurant will be run by Friendly’s former manager and offer a similar menu serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and ice cream at fair prices.
“Jimmy’s is a play on Jimmytown, as Jamestown has been fondly called by many people for many years. It is a tribute to Jamestown and my two grandfathers who both went by the name Jimmy,” DeJoy previously told WNYNewsNow.
This is not DeJoy’s first restaurant venture. DeJoy and his brother previously owned and operated ‘Stage Left’ in the 1990’s which is currently Forte.