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Local Businesswoman Closes Two Restaurants

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 8, 2017
Promised Land Kitchen, 110 S. Front St., shown in August, has closed. (File photo)

Promised Land Kitchen and Port City Farmer’s Market Kitchen To Go, both owned by Jules DeBord, have closed.

Mandy Hoagland, manager and marketing director for Port City Farmers Market, an artisan co-op operated by DeBord in Independence Mall, said that DeBord made the decision to close Port City Farmer’s Market Kitchen To Go prior to Promised Land Kitchen opening.

“At that point the decision was made to focus on one restaurant location, in addition to Lunchbox Pickles [DeBord’s homemade pickle business] and the co-op,” Hoagland said.

But now Promised Land Kitchen, an eatery that opened in August at 110 S. Front St. in downtown Wilmington, is also closed.

While Hoagland would not comment on any specific reasons behind the closure, she did say that she and DeBord are putting all efforts into ensuring the co-op has a successful holiday season. She is reorganizing the space to bring in more products and allow local vendors to host demos throughout the season.

In addition to the co-op and Lunchbox Pickles, DeBord continues to organize the Port City Farmers Market at Waterline Brewery, which takes place every Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. DeBord also provides food for Walking Tall, a local organization working to feed the homeless. 

Hoagland did not comment on DeBord’s food truck, Ramen A Go Go. 

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