For Immediate Release

October 23, 2019, PR-19-05
Media Contact: Chris Spaulding, 701.388.9606

Jackson, MS – Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is pleased to announce the opening of new concessions at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). Two officially opened on September 25 and September 30, 2019, respectively: Mississippi Blues & Tap and Capital City Tavern. Mississippi Blues & Tap is a full service restaurant with a bar featuring regional cuisine and local beer, wine and spirits where passengers can enjoy décor and music representing the history of Mississippi blues. Capital City Tavern is a full-service, sit-down restaurant and bar featuring regional cuisine, customary favorites and specialty cocktails in a setting that represents the capital city of Mississippi.

“We are very excited to partner with Jacobsen|Daniels and our local vendors to bring new, local-themed food & beverage concepts to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport,” said LaWanda D. Harris, Chairwoman of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. “The new concepts will provide a taste of the region that will be sure to leave a positive, lasting impression of the City of Jackson and the State of Mississippi.”

Two other concessions were opened in August at the Airport: Farish Street Market and Cup O’ Joe. Farish Street Market is a fast, casual food and beverage concept, and Cup O’ Joe is J|D’s full-service coffee venue.

“Our strategy for JAN is to bring quality food and beverage products and great customer service to the Airport by partnering with strong local vendors and staff trained in the art of customer service,” said Kurt Schwager, Vice President of J|D Operational Services. “We are excited to work with JAN and improve the journey for JAN passengers by bringing local flavors into the Airport.”

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Jacobsen|Daniels, LLC (J|D) is a diversified technical and strategy consultancy with business lines providing planning, implementation and development, operations and management services to airports and a variety of government and private sector clients around the world. Our strategic plans range from organizational development plans to improve performance management to system- wide plans for revitalizing airport programs that integrate aviation and non-aviation commercial development. With corporate headquarters in Metro Detroit, J|D has offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle and St. Louis. J|D is a certified DBE and ACDBE company, and we have extensive experience in the design, execution, and management of diversity and inclusion programs. We also provide concession services for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and valet services at multiple airports through Fly Away Valet, our signature valet company, owned and operated by J|D. Learn more about us at and by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter @JourneywithJD.