By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
The community won’t have to wait much longer for a highly anticipated Corinth restaurant to open on South Parkway.
The landmark Corinth restaurant Lil’ Chicago closed about a year ago and is being reopened under new ownership and a new name—JoJo’s Lil’ Chicago.
It is expected to open in the next two to three weeks, the owners said Saturday.
“We’re just putting the finishing touches on it now,” said Jordan Mullins, who owns the establishment with her dad, Cecil Rhoads.
JoJo’s Lil’ Chicago will serve Italian beef, Chicago-style hotdogs, Polish sausage, pepper and egg sandwiches, wings, fried jalapenos, chili dogs and other options.
Mullins said she and her dad look forward to bringing back a Corinth tradition with JoJo’s Lil’ Chicago. The restaurant will place a big emphasis on serving quality food in a family atmosphere, Mullins added. They want to bring the restaurant back to what it was during its heyday.
Mullins is excited the restaurant will open this month after an extensive renovation. She said many people stop by every day to ask when it will open. Even people from Savannah, Tenn. and Muscle Shoals, Ala. have stopped by, she added.
The dining area will feature a fireplace, booth seating and a TV. Delivery and drive-through service will also be offered, and an outdoor seating area will eventually be added.
Once the restaurant opens, work on remodeling the building next door will begin. It will be the new location of the Bar None boot store, which has been in Rhoads’ family for 46 years.
Bar None is expected to open in Corinth in mid-summer and will carry major brands of cowboy, motorcycle and work boots and possibly some apparel. The business will also service motorcycles.
Once the work on both buildings is complete, a large section of the bustling South Parkway near Crossroads Regional Park will be revitalized.