JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint has been a fixture in the Fondren neighborhood since opening its doors in April 2007. Dan Blumenthal and Jeff Good, the founders of the restaurant, announced it will be moving to the District at Eastover.
“We just feel that Sal & Mookie’s fits hand and glove with our concept. The open spaces as I look out to the green and the places that kids can play, parents will come, young people will come together and have meals here,” said Jeff Good, co-owner of Sal & Mookie’s.
Good said even though they’re moving, they’re still keeping the family-friendly atmosphere and the food.
Good said the restaurant takes pride in allowing customers to watch their food be made in front of them and that’s one tradition they’re taking to the new restaurant.
“You’ll see the pizza window and you’ll have the handles where the kids can get up and look in the window and have the dough thrown at them. You’re going to have the ice cream shop. We’re also going to include a take out window where you can walk up and get ice cream from outside and sit outside just like your at a beach community.”
So even though Sal & Mookie’s is saying goodbye to Fondren they’re still keeping the tradition in Jackson.
“We love what we do and are thrilled that so many Mississippians enjoy the creative take on classic New York Pizza that we offer,” said Blumenthal. “Jeff and I are excited to be taking our concept to the next level. We think The District at Eastover will be a hit with our customers not only here in Jackson, but throughout the metro area!”
The District at Eastover is located on I-55 North Frontage Road and Eastover Drive. Sal & Mookie’s will occupy the building which formerly housed the Sophmore Spanish Club and will join Fine & Dandy and the Cultivation Food Hall to round out the dining options at The District.
Renovation construction activities for Sal & Mookie’s are slated to start in January, and a target opening date of early April 2021 has been set. Sal & Mookie’s will continue to operate in its current location on Taylor street in Fondren until the end of March.