Feb. 17: At the Corner Modern Diner

Helen Grace King and her sister Leila King noticed “the energy at the corner, and the vibes it gave off”. The “corner” of Scott and Markham streets was then The Hop Diner but after approaching the owner they soon found themselves renovating the space and opening At the Corner, a modern diner serving American and Southern cuisine. The pair secured Jordan Williams, sous chef for the Pine Bluff Country Club as head chef. He has since left and now the new chef and PR guru is Kamiya Merrick, a Canadian native who, of course, was involved with ensuring poutine was offered on the menu.

Leila describes At the Corner as “More of a modern diner, really a funky finer diner.” The goal is to wow people with the menu and the service. “I really want to be known for our service and our community feel, my mom and I are both service oriented.”

They will be talking with Kerry and her listeners about working with family in  business and the unique challenges running a locally sourced restaurant.