Months before opening, Jimmy Sherrod already started building his clientele for his new restaurant.
In fact, you’ve probably seen cars and customers lining up at a mobile food unit at 2526 Main St. on Fridays and Saturdays. Now, Sherrod said he’s excited to finally open 1028 W/ Mo-Jams BBQ on the same spot in two weeks.
For now, customers can still enjoy barbecue plates Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until dark.
Once the full restaurant opens, Sherrod said he’ll have a little something for everyone. With menu items ranging from barbecue specials, pastas, crab legs, burgers and more, Sherrod said anyone who pulls up will surely find something they can enjoy.
“I wanted to go all out,” Sherrod said. “We got all of it.”
He added he wants to make it a family affair.
“We’re a really tight-knit family,” he said. “We feel the (customers) needed a place where people love to cook and it’s not just a job. …We’re based off of love and good vibes. We hope people roll up feeling pretty good and roll out feeling even better.”
The mobile unit first started serving customers outside of a convenience store, but now, Sherrod said he’s happy and ready to open.
“We’re almost there,” he added. “I’m always getting good feedback. But if the people love the barbecue, I know they’re going to love the rest of the menu. I’m going to keep the flavors coming.”
Be sure to check out the new restaurant on the block and get a hot plate for lunch or dinner on Friday or Saturday.
Speaking of restaurants, Columbus has added another Mexican restaurant to its repertoire. Jalisco’s Mexican Grill, 1921 Hwy. 45 N., just opened on Monday. Jalisco’s is located in the former La Fiesta building, which closed in 2018.
When you’re feeling a hankering for some chips and salsa, give Jalisco’s a try Sunday through Thursdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays until 10:30 p.m.
Moving back to Main Street, you may have seen a building listed for sale. Frye Tile, 2102 Main St., is officially listed for sale. Kenny Frye confirmed the building’s listing to The Dispatch. Frye added Frye Tile closed its tile store approximately five months ago to primarily focus on house construction.
Also downtown, a new Pilates studio is having its soft opening this weekend.
Studio Pilates, 115 Fifth St. S., will offer various small-group classes to help those looking to increase their health and wellness.
For those interested in a sneak peek of the new space head over to Fifth Street Friday 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday 9-11 a.m. and Sunday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Owner and founder, Laura Vernon, will instruct various Reformer Pilates classes for clients. For those concerned with COVID-19, Vernon said classes will be incredibly small, with no more than four at a time. Machines and areas will also be disinfected regularly before new clients come inside.
Initially Vernon hoped to open in May; however, COVID-19 took its course right after she signed her lease. Just shy of August, her dream for more than a decade is finally coming true.
“I wanted to do it for the past 15 years,” Vernon said. “This spring I fell in love with the building. I thought, ‘It’s now or never.’ I signed my lease in March and COVID shut us down almost immediately.”
Vernon added that Pilates classes are for everyone, men and women, who are looking to strengthen muscles, burn calories and even recover from injuries. The classes are designed for all body types and starting points.
Interested clients can view class schedules and prices online at www.studiopilatesms.com. Be sure to stay up to date and give Studio Pilates a follow on social media.