The grand opening celebration for Irie Bar & Grille is scheduled to take place February 11, 2012 from 2pm- 10pm. I encourage everyone to stop pass to experience the tasty cuisines.
Interview with one of Irie’s owners.
What is your original birth place?
Uche Ezegbunam was born in Washington, D.C. She is Nigerian descent.
When did you realized you wanted to start your own restaurant?
Uche worked as an Accountant before she made the transition as a full-time Entrepreneur. She realized that the long and hard hours working as an Accountant were not allowing her to move forward. She and her partner Aaron Loney, started their first restaurant in college park, Sept 2007. Provided the prices of the cuisines, the local college students were unable to afford the meals. From there, they opened a location at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo, MD. Today, they have four other locations.
What would you say to others who are interested in starting their own restaurant?
She encourages all entrepreneurs to have perseverance. The restaurant industry has taken a major hit for the pass few years due to the economic situation. Consumers are not has confident to dine out as much anymore.