Less than four months after JimmyJacks closed for business at 221 Bedford Ave. in Bellmore, the eatery is opening back up under new management.
Through a peer-to-peer lending site, brothers/owners Dan and Dave Morris raised money from more than 100 people in early 2010 to open JimmyJacks' doors. They closed two years later.
The decision, while made with heavy hearts Dave said, was not due to a lack of success. Dave and Dan always told their young staff that 'family comes first' when it came to requesting days off and realized it was time to take their own advice.
Bryan Copius sent an email to Patch on Aug. 9 to inform the community that he had purchased JimmyJacks from the Morris brothers. A soft opening is planned for Aug. 24 and the grand opening will likely take place on Aug. 31, according to Copius.
The following was posted on the JimmyJacks Twitter page Tuesday:
Good News Every One JimmyJacks will be reopening SOON!!!!!!!!!!— Bryan Copius (@jimmyjacks) August 21, 2012
The announcement was met by a barrage of support on the JimmyJacks Facebook page.
"Good luck out there," Lisa Furnari Malek said. "You have great food...hope it works out that you open soon!"
"Wishing you guys the best of luck," Susan Hesse Goldstein added. "My family loves JimmyJacks!"
Copius told Patch that his uncle, Jim, was friends with the old owners. Copius and his uncle had previously owned Twain's Chicken and Ribs in Oceanside. Knowing this, the Morrises reached out to Copius to inquire if he had interest.
"We went through negotiations, and we ended up getting the place," Copius added.
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