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Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:28

Doug E. Fresh Opens a Harlem Restaurant

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Besides being hip-hop sensations, what do P. Diddy, Jay-Z and Doug E. Freshdoug_e_fresh2010-in-his-restaurant-wide-big have in common? Well, now with the entry of Fresh into the eatery business, they are all NYC restaurateurs.


 

 

 

Fresh recently debuted his new Harlem restaurant, Doug E.´s, in hopes of Doug_E_Fresh_Restaurantreviving his hometown community. The 25-year hip-hop veteran opened the food hot spot on 132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. It´s the latest in a long line of celebrity restaurants in the Big Apple, but one of a handful owned by a hip-hop entrepreneur. In 1997, Sean P. Diddy Combs opened a nouveau soul food restaurant called Justin's in NYC and Atlanta in 1998. Then in 2003, Jay-Z selected a sports bar/restaurant called 40/40 Club for his entry into the industry. A line of others followed across the country. But both Diddy and Jay-Z have had problems. Diddy eventually shuttered Justin´s NYC after 10 years in 2007, announcing he would reopen at a larger location--a proclamation that was never realized. And Jay-Z´s chain has had closings, lawsuits and other financial snags over the years. READ MORE

What are they serving? Soul Food and Caribbean

Hopefully MCCN will be in soon to actually review the restaurant but Doug E. Fresh certainly gets brownie points for the community iniative.

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  • Comment Link Audrey Apodaca Friday, 14 October 2011 07:38 posted by Audrey Apodaca

    o man that chicken was GREAT! thanks for the prices. i felt like i got more food for my money. niceeee

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  • Comment Link Queensharaina Friday, 07 October 2011 14:07 posted by Queensharaina

    Doug E's Resturant what can I say. Simply good. The food is so good an old saying smack your momma good, finger licking good. I had the blessing in meeting Doug E Fresh father. Standing in front of Kool Moe D and shooting the breeze. Keep it going. Love ya! you made Harlem shine brighter. Keeping BLACK!

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