JMAA Partners with New Concessionaires to Cook Up a Delicious Grand Opening

By LSherie Dean, Public Information Officer
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Participating in the ribbon-cutting were (from left) Brad Jacobsen of J|D, Darryl Daniels of J|D, LTC(R) Lucius Wright of the JMAA Board, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, Dorothy Moore, Chairwoman LaWanda D. Harris of the JMAA Board and JMAA Interim CEO Darion Warren.

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) celebrated Halloween a little differently this year with the October 31 grand opening of four new concessions at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN).

The event included a ribbon-cutting for Mississippi Blues & Tap and Farish Street Market on the West Concourse, followed by a ribbon-cutting on the East Concourse for Capital City Tavern and Cup O’ Joe. The main ceremony was held on the West Concourse. Special guests included Grammy-nominated blues legend Dorothy Moore and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. Representatives from partnering concessionaires Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) were also in attendance and gave remarks.

“Our strategy for JAN is to bring quality food and beverage products and great customer service to the airport by partnering with strong local vendors and staff trained in the art of customer service,” said Kurt Schwager, Vice President of J|D Operational Services. “We are especially excited to work with JAN to improve the journey for passengers by bringing in local flavors to the airport.”

“We are very excited to partner with Jacobsen|Daniels and our local vendors to bring new, local-themed food and beverage concepts to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport,” said LaWanda D. Harris, Chairwoman of the JMAA Board of Commissioners. “The new concepts will provide a taste of the region that will be sure to leave a positive, lasting impression of the city of Jackson and the state of Mississippi.”