JJ’s Bar and Grill holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting



JJ’s Bar and Grill held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 14th at their restaurant located at 726 W. Oglethorpe Hwy inside the Econo Lodge hotel.

Owners Jose Espada and Jose Pineda welcomed friends, Chamber staff and members of the community to the event. Chamber board member Kathy Villafane welcomed the new business to the Chamber of Commerce and thanked everyone for attending the event.

Espada and Pineda are both from Puerto Rico originally and served together while being stationed at Fort Stewart. Pineda spent over 20 years in food service while serving in the military, while Espada has experience in the bar and entertainment industry. The name JJ’s Bar and Grill comes from the owners first names, Jose and Jose.

The business has been a long time dream for both men, “We met back in 2000 and shortly after we started having conversations about owning our own business,” said Espada.  He says their goal is to have “a place you can come and enjoy some great food and also enjoy some great drinks, along with nightlife entertainment.”

The restaurant primarily serves Latin cuisine, with some American dishes. The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a grand opening celebration in the evening with live entertainment, salsa dancing and a photo booth with a professional photographer.

“We had a great time during the Ribbon cutting ceremony and really appreciated all the support from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as they embraced us as part of their family,” said owner Jose Espada.

The restaurant at JJ’s Bar and Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The bar at JJ’s Bar and Grill is open from noon to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.


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