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Jacksonville Investor Buys Former Jerome Brown Barbecue Sauce Plant

Daily Record
David Hicks Jr.’s Moongate Kitchen hummus is made from chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It will be made in several flavors and at first sold only in North Florida.";

A foreclosed Northwest  Jacksonville barbecue sauce plant building could be producing hummus, the Daily Record reports.

Jacksonville investor David Hicks Jr. has purchased the former Jerome Brown barbecue sauce plant, The sauce plant, once co-owned by District 8 City Councilwoman Katrina Brown, was supposed to create 56 jobs, but the city said it didn’t.

Now, Moongate Kitchen hummus creator Hicks said his product’s production could be happening by June.

Aaron Gottlieb, the founder of Jacksonville-based Native Sun Natural Foods, said he intends to carry Moongate Kitchen’s hummus in his three stores.

Read the Financial News and Daily Record’s full story here.

Lindsey Kilbride was WJCT's special projects producer until Aug. 28, 2020. She reported, hosted and produced podcasts like Odd Ball, for which she was honored with a statewide award from the Associated Press, as well as What It's Like. She also produced VOIDCAST, hosted by Void magazine's Matt Shaw, and the ADAPT podcast, hosted by WJCT's Brendan Rivers.