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Paul's Place breaks ground on new kitchen expected to open next year

Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 19:36:33-05

PIGTOWN, Md. — Paul's Place is expanding and today it broke ground on a new kitchen.

The kitchen, called the "Groundwork Kitchen" will be the site of a culinary arts training program as well as a restaurant. It will give young people and others looking for a job in the hospitality industry much needed training.

The goal is to have 60 individuals in the program each year.

"This project is the future. We clearly heard after the uprising that young people are looking for jobs," said Bill McLennan, Executive Director of Paul's Place. "This program, our culinary arts training program will graduate 60 young people each year helping to transform their lives and their families."

The kitchen is at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Cross Street in the Pigtown neighborhood.

They are expected to open next summer.