Ethnic Gem: Nia Grace
Updated: Apr 5, 2019
Company: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen Title: Owner & CEO State: MA
By: Natascha F. Saunders, Senior Contributing Writer
Join me in welcoming Nia Grace as the new owner and operator of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen located in the South End of Boston. Darryl’s is known for its soulful flavors, signature cocktails, great business and personal connections and of course entertainment that will make your body move.
Nia expects to not just carry on the legacy she has taken over, including keeping some of the original staff, but to bring it in into this next century with additional partnerships along the way. She welcomes all to come by Darryl’s’ for great food and wonderful entertainment, with an expectation to make real connections, or just to say hello to Nia!
A respected leader, role-model, and activist Nia grew up in Roxbury and Dorchester attending Mission Grammar and Cathedral High. She furthered her career earning a degree in Criminology with a special focus in Sociology at the University of Miami. Nia points out that her education has been very instrumental in her ability to lead, manage, and provide exceptional customer service across her career.
Understanding human behavior allows Nia to provide high touch experiences for her customers. With her unique and rare skillset she is able to offer special attention to her customers likes and dislikes, needs, cultural nuances, and understand how the environment in which her customers socialize can provide the ultimate stimulation which will lead them to return.
Nia also brings back to the city of Boston having traveled nationally and internally 10 years of event marketing and promotional experience. She has worked on projects for MTV, BET, HBO Def Poetry, and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and with colleges and universities nation-wide. It’s this knowledge of booking and promoting of bands’ that adds to the growing social night life throughout Boston. She says, we must be on the lookout for new acts coming to Darryl’s in the near future.
Nia plans to continue using her experiences, education, and compassionate heart to be an advocate to help improve the business landscape throughout Boston. She shared with Ethnic Online Magazine that she believes the city is in a very important position in history to bring about change whether it’s racial, economic, or providing more access to entrepreneurial resources. She knows that even obtaining a liquor license in the city can be a road block for many minority business owners.
Whether it’s her ability to negotiate vendor contracts, understand compliance and regulatory requirements, or surpass annual fundraising goals for her volunteer projects with the Boston Red Sox she is excited to be able to expand her reach by working collaboratively with other local business owners in order to contribute to Boston’s thriving economy.
Learn more http://www.dcbkboston.com/
I encourage everyone to support Nia and congratulate her on her new endeavor and for being an Ethnic GEM!