Development in Panama City

The News Herald of Panama City, FL, says: “City officials hope new MLK business will start a trend.”

Fried chicken, greens, ribs, peas, macaroni and cheese and chocolate cake were on the menu at Big Jr.’s House of Soul on Thursday.


The week-old restaurant at 806 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. already has attracted a sizable lunch rush. Inside, paintings of black musicians hang on the walls. Outside, a freshly painted patio will probably be a popular feature when cooler weather moves in.

[City Commissioner Jonathan] Wilson’s ward encompasses Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and he has been working to try to convince businesses to take a chance on the thoroughfare for many years. Wilson recently convinced the city to place an African American Cultural Center on the road. The area will also receive money because it is part of the Downtown North Community Redevelopment Area….



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