Big changes are coming for Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, one of the handful of Jamaican eateries in San Antonio. The shop, which opened five years ago at 2011 Austin Hwy., will move to a new location further south at 2026 Austin Hwy.
Their last day of service at the current location was this past Saturday, September 10. Owner Dee Gordon shared that the new location will be 4,000 square-feet as compared to the 1,500 square feet in the current space.
"This is more aligned with the original plan and dream we had in mind, but we opened with our own money so it took some time," Gordon said over the phone.
The new location will allow them room to expand their kitchen and add a few more menu items including a handful of soul food dishes (she mentioned mac n' cheese, collard greens and barbecue jerk chicken). The new spot will also have room for a huge bar and a meeting room for 50 people. Gordon mentioned she'll also be adding nightlife to the mix with karaoke on Thursday nights, R&B and reggae on Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday Jazz brunch.
Barring any construction woes, Gordon hopes to reopen Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine on October 1.