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The Lelie Family Breaks Barriers By Opening The First Black-Owned Restaurant On City Island In New York

A family that makes history together excels in business together (We don’t make the rules!). Darryl Lelie and his family have expanded their horizons from one restaurant to a second — located in City Island in the Bronx borough of New York — making it the first Black-owned restaurant to land in the vicinity, the Bronx Times reports. In the case of Lelie and Seafood Kingz 2, delayed does not mean denied because the new location was originally vetted by the team five years ago. When they initially set out to find a home for their first business, Seafood Kingz, the timing was not right, but now that it is, things are already looking up with a groundbreaking move. Despite some hiccups along the way with the original second location opening and closing during the pandemic, Lelie jumped at a chance for a fresh start, bringing his family and their traditions with him every step of the way. “We give them an avenue to have some of their own food, with the things that they love,” Lelie said,...

Mar 17, 2022