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Want to work at the Jonas Brothers’ dad’s new restaurant?

Nellie's Southern Kitchen

As construction continues, the downtown Belmont restaurant started by the Jonas Brothers' father is starting to hire.
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As construction continues, the downtown Belmont restaurant started by the Jonas Brothers' father is starting to hire.

The downtown Belmont restaurant started by the Jonas Brothers’ father is holding a two-week hiring event starting Monday ahead of its much-anticipated opening.

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen is looking to fill 75-100 front-of-house and back-of-house positions, including hosts, bartenders, servers, cooks, baristas, cashiers, server assistants and dishwashers, according to a statement from the restaurant.

Those interested can visit the Stowe Building in Belmont at 100 N. Main St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays this week and next week, to fill out an application and meet with the restaurant’s management team.

Interested candidates can also visit www.nelliessouthernkitchen.com to download an application, and then submit it to jobs@nelliessouthernkitchen.com.

Restaurant experience is a plus but not a requirement, Nellie’s management said.

Nellie’s is in a historic, renovated building at 36 N. Main St. It will have a lunch/dinner menu with Southern-style family recipes including fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and chicken and dumplings.

The restaurant is named after Jonas’ maternal grandmother. The Jonas family says it can trace its N.C. roots to the 1760s, and that family members worked in textile mills in the area from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. About 60 relatives still live in the area.

Last fall, owner Kevin Jonas Sr., father of the well-known singing trio, delayed the opening of the restaurant because of construction and weather. Jonas began the hiring process last fall.

An exact opening date was not immediately clear.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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