‘As I always say, the people here are warm’: Lil Jamaica celebrates 3 years in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A one-of-a-kind food truck and dine-in eatery in Green Bay won three years of delicious service in a special way.

On Friday night, Wisconsinites gathered at Lil Jamaica, located at 1332 South Broadway Street, to help celebrate the business’s three-year anniversary – which was no easy feat.

Having been a relatively new business during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lil Jamaica, like many other area businesses, has had an uphill battle.

Yet, despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Lil Jamaica has prevailed to become a signature grub spot within the community.

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The eatery is owned by Nemard “Derron” Wilson and his wife, Janel Johnson. The food truck and lounge area serve authentic Jamaican food and foster a fun, community-centered environment.

And Wisconsinites got to experience that environment for themselves on Friday during Lil Jamaica’s three-year anniversary celebration.

The celebration included tasty food and live performances by Hale & Hall and Unity the Band.

During the event, Local 5 got to catch up with owner, Nemard “Derron” Wilson, who shared his appreciation for the community as well as what this celebration meant to him.

“As I always say, the people here are warm. They are warm [and] friendly. They support us… They love my wife so they extended it to me…It’s everything that I didn’t dream of that came true,” shared Wilson.

To learn more about how Lil Jamaica got started, click here. For more information on the food truck, click here.

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