COCONUT CREEK — A new West Indian-style eating spot has opened in Coconut Creek. On Sept. 21 the city officially welcomed Kacey’s Jamaican Restaurant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Sandra Grant-Griffiths, consul-general of Jamaica, and Rhoda M. Jackson, consul-general of the Bahamas were among special guests witnessing the event at the site, 4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy.
Mikkie Belvedere, vice mayor, accompanied by Commissioners Lisa Aronson and Marilyn Gerber, city staff, board members of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders and community members, friends and family joined owners Marlene Omphroy and Michael Smith for the opening ceremony.
Belvedere called Kacey’s “a great addition to the city” and said it “provides another interesting assortment of international restaurants located within the Butterfly City."
Albert Lettman, president of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the ribbon-cutting, commended the owners for their perseverance during these tough economic times and thanked them for their continued corporate citizenship.
After the ceremony, guests were taken on a tour of the restaurant and treated to samples of the its signature items: Kacey’s mini dumplings, ackee wraps, jerk meatballs and escoveitch chicken wings.
Kacey’s relocated from Margate to the new location in August. “We wanted to make sure everything was finally tuned before we did our grand opening,” Omphroy said.
Kacey’s is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p. m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. It also offers catering services.
For more information, call 954- 969-7771.
Photo: COURTESY OF KACEY’S RESTAURANT
RIBBON-CUTTING: Coconut Creek Vice Mayor Mikkie Belvedere and co-owner Michael Smith cut the ribbon marking the official opening of Kacey’s Restaurant.