Lafayette College to open Don Juan owner’s new restaurant in September

Juan Martinez, owner of Don Juan Mexican Grillsadds another restaurant to its array of restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.

This one, however, is not another Don Juan. Instead, it’s the first Miss Jackson’s kitchenand it will be nestled on the outer edge of Lafayette College, replacing the year-old Trolley Stop Diner. Located at 201 McCartney Street in College Hill, the new restaurant is scheduled to open Sept. 12, according to a Lafayette College spokesperson.

Like its predecessor, Miss Jackson’s, although a Lafayette College restaurant, will be open to the public as a full-service restaurant.

The Trolley Stop closed on July 12, just over a year after it opened in late May 2021. The restaurant was an anchor of the new McCartney Street Residences building along with the Lafayette College Store.

The Trolley Stop closed so the college could find an alternative with healthier menu options, according to the spokesperson. This will be a point of attention for Miss Jackson’s Kitchen when it opens. According to the college, the menu will be filled with healthy, local options prepared with organic ingredients at every opportunity.

Many employees of the Trolley Stop, which was operated by enjoy your foodthe Lafayette campus food service provider, will remain with the college and work in on-campus food services.

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