Good pulls back the curtain on the news that Sal & Mookie’s will move from Fondren to The District at Eastover. Image: video still/Mangia Benne

After 14 years in JXN’s Fondren neighborhood, Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint will relocate to The District at Eastover in LeFleur East in April.

The restaurant will occupy the space once home to Sophomore Spanish Club, which closed in December 2020, and will join Fine & Dandy and Cultivation Food Hall to round out the District’s dining options.

Renovation construction activities for Sal & Mookie’s are slated to start this month, targeting early April for an opening date. Sal & Mookie’s will continue to operate in its current location on Taylor street in Fondren until the end of March.

“Jeff and I are excited to be taking our concept to the next level,” said Chef Dan Blumenthal, a founding partner of the concept’s menu and theme, alongside Jeff Good. “We think The District at Eastover will be a hit with our customers, not only here in Jackson, but throughout the metro area.”

Plans call for a walk-up ice cream scoop shop window, dedicated curbside pickup spaces, a reimagining of the building’s bar and patio spaces and the utilization of two existing private dining spaces. Sal & Mookie’s will also begin to offer morning coffee and pastries.

Sal Mookies is known for pizza, wings, burgers, desserts and cocktails.

“This new space is perfect,” said Good. “It’s as large as our Jackson location and will easily support the ice cream shop, bar, and two private dining rooms along with a great number of comfortable seating options in the main dining room. But the best part of this amazing location is the patio and outside areas. Families will be able to enjoy our offerings as kids enjoy the vibrancy of the District Green and its fountains and play areas. We have learned so much about what people love about our concept, and this new location will allow us to do some really neat things.”

The District at Eastover is located on I-55 North Frontage Road and Eastover Drive. A premium mixed-use development in the heart of Jackson, The District at Eastover brings together a collection of local specialty restaurants, shops, and hospitality for people to experience, alongside class A office buildings, a Residence Inn Hotel and luxury apartment living at The District Lofts.

“From the beginning, our team worked to create a place that brings local comfort and lasting joy to the city of Jackson and all who stop by to enjoy what we have to offer,” said Breck Hines, Co-Developer of The District at Eastover. “We are truly unique within the metro area. Our vibrant live, work, play ‘city within a city’ is something everyone can be proud of.”

Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint is a Mississippi-based Limited Liability Company with the company-owned location at 565 Taylor Street in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, MS (soon to be located at 200 District Boulevard, Jackson, MS). The company granted its first license agreement to Sal & Mookie’s – Biloxi, located in the heart of downtown Biloxi at 110 Lameuse Street. Sal & Mookie’s second license agreement to Sal & Mookie’s – Madison is situated in the Colony Crossing development at the corner of Highway 463 and Boseman Road. Sal & Mookie’s – Madison is independently owned and operated by Sal & Mookie’s Madison LLC.