In case you haven't heard, Forty Acres Soul Food Kitchen is coming to Grand Rapids this fall. It will be an upscale soul food restaurant, complete with bar service, located on Wealthy Street between Diamond and Fuller avenues.

Start Garden Co-director Darel Ross II and local restaurateur Lewis Williams have teamed up to develop the new East Hills restaurant.

The pair are branding the restaurant as “authentically American” and steeped in the history of black men and women in this country.

The restaurant’s name, Forty Acres, refers to the broken promise of 40 acres and a mule the U.S. government offered to former African-American slaves as a form of reparation following the Civil War.

You can learn more about Forty Acres Soul Food Kitchen on their website.

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