College Park’s Nouveau Bar and Grill Expanding to Jonesboro

Less than one year into its College Park tenure, the restaurant and cocktail bar is set to open a second spot in Jonesboro this summer.
Nouveau Bar & Grill to Open Second Location in Jonesboro
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Ebony Austin opened her first restaurant, Nouveau Bar & Grill, on College Park’s Main Street just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the doors of restaurants across the country. Now, on what is hopefully the other side of the pandemic, Nouveau Bar & Grill is thriving, so much so that Austin plans to open a second location in Jonesboro.

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Austin announced the new space, at 103 West Mill Street on the corner of Mill and Broad streets, at an outdoor event hosted by radio personality Wanda Smith in Jonesboro, where Jonesboro Mayor Joy Brantley Day was in attendance, along with other prominent guests.

“They say it takes a village to raise a family, so it must take an army to start a restaurant,” says Austin, who long-dreamt of working in the hospitality industry before happening upon what would become her restaurant’s first location in 2019.

Nouveau, which prides itself on its signature dish, “The Ultimate” — a seafood-loaded take on shrimp & grits — is expected to open its second location on July 21st, and if it’s anything like the College Park spot, you can expect Friday night karaoke, live music, and a serious brunch scene.

Sydney Rende

Sydney Rende is a freelance writer and soon-to-be graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in The New York Times Style Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Ohio Review online, and Carve Magazine. She lives in Southern California, where she’s completing her first short story collection and desperately trying to conform to surf culture.

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  1. Why not bring it in Riverdale. Jonesboro have everything while Riverdale need bar and nice restaurants not a fast food restaurant

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