10 Facts About: Five Sisters Blues Cafe

At Oasis Consulting Group we think it is important to highlight companies that are successful and doing good things in their communities, so each Friday we will Feature one company on our Blog and Social Media Pages. 

Check out 10 Facts about Five Sisters Blues Cafe, and stop by their website, fivesistersbluescafe.com, to check them out.

Address: 421 West Belmont Street Pensacola, FL 32501

Phone Number: (850) 912-4856

Instagram Account: @5sisterspensacola

Website: fivesistersbluescafe.com

This comfort food spot will make you feel like family, whether you’re from nearby or from across the globe like Senegalese-born co-owner Jean Pierre N’Dione. Located in the historic Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood, the restaurant specializes in Southern classics like pulled pork sandwiches, fried green tomatoes and black-eyed peas. Catch the Sunday jazz brunch with live music.

Here are 10 Additional Facts about Five Sisters Blues Cafe:

Fact #1:

Five Sisters Blues Cafe, located at 421 West Belmont on the corner of Belmont and DeVilliers streets, is a restaurant built on some of Pensacola’s deepest history right in the heart of historic downtown Pensacola – The Blocks.

Fact #2:

For decades this intersection was the epicenter of African-American business and social life. It was here that the progression of musical culture made its mark in Pensacola. Each of the four corners of the intersection feature buildings that date to the neighborhood’s historic period that served as the hub of the blues community; including Gussie’s Record Shop, WBOP Radio Station and Abe’s 506 Club.

Fact #3:

As talent passed through and the good times rolled, the neighborhood welcomed musicians Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Percy Sledge, Count Bassie, Wally Mercer Jr, Gwen McRae, Otis Redding, Don Shirley, James & Bobby Purify and many, many more.

Fact #4:

In 2010, community leaders and active residents worked together to revitalize this important historical neighborhood, recapturing the musical history of The Blocks.

Fact #5:

Five Sisters is located on the former site of Gussie’s Record Shop and WBOP Radio Station. In 2010 Cecil Johnson, a former chef at sister restaurant, the Fish House, wanted to open a place to honor the recipes of his mother Jeanette and her sisters; Cora, Sara, Dorothy and Margaret as well as the rich blues history of the neighborhood.

Fact #6:

The menu features a number of the sisters’ original recipes while the restaurant’s décor focuses on the original performance posters from Abe’s 506 Club that were hung in Gussie’s Record Shop.

Fact #7:

On January 18, 2018, the Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood was honored with a Mississippi Blues Marker celebrating our rich Pensacola blues history. The marker is located right outside of our front door and can be found on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Fact #8:

In 2003, the Mississippi Blues Commission was created to promote the understanding of blues history, primarily by installing Mississippi Blues Trail markers across the state to identify significant contributions to the Blues’ musical heritage.

Fact #9:

Mississippi-born performers such as B.B. King, Junior Parker and Sam Cooke contributed to the vibrant nightlife in the neighborhood’s theaters and clubs.

Fact #10:

The Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood served as a stopping point for touring musicians and a place where local musicians could develop.

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About Elizabeth-Jamey Rand

Elizabeth-Jamey Rand is the President/CEO of Oasis Consulting Group, a consulting agency based in Miami Beach, FL that specializes in Business Development, Social Media, Event Planning, Virtual Assistance, Advertising, Real Estate Agent Help, Start-ups, Marketing, and Copywriting. By using an innovative outside of the box thinking approach when it comes to working with their clients, they are able to provide their customers with comprehensive research and everything they may need in order to run their business successfully and smoothly.  To learn more, contact her at (786) 562-7601 or via email at oasisconsulting3@gmail.com.

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