Violator's Mona Scott Opens New Restaurant In Manhattan

Mona Scott, President

of Violator Management & Marketing, has opened a new restaurant called J's

Southern Express in Lower Manhattan.

As president of Violator, Scott has helped guide the careers

of such hip-hop heavyweights as Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep

and many others.

"The idea for opening a restaurant was spawned as a result

of the insatiable demand for my mother-in-law's (Willie Dell Young) red velvet

cake so I figured, why not go the whole nine yards," said Scott. "Opening

the restaurant is a natural extension for me. Food, like music, is all about

passion, flavor and feeling, and I try to impart that in every venture I undertake."

Scott’s southern will be cuisine available by delivery

or carry-out and the inexpensive menu will include Ma Dell's Red Velvet Cake,

the specialty dessert created by Mona's mother-in-law.

J's Southern Express is named for the first initial in both

of her children's names (Justin and Jordan) and has already seen a steady stream

of customers.

"We opened our doors to a line of customers wrapped around

the block and thank God it hasn't stopped since," Scott said.

Scott also took special pride in location. Her partner and chef

Theresa "TJ" Jackson choose the location following 9/11 and are helping

to redevelop the area.

"I felt very strongly about opening our restaurant in Lower

Manhattan (where the Twin Towers were located)," Scott continued. "I'm

fortunate to have connected with TJ and we are excited about doing our part

to help with the revitalization of the area."

J's Southern Express is located at 98 Chambers Street (between

Church and Broadway). Hours are 10am - 7pm Monday thru Friday with breakfast

starting in September.

For more information and a look at the menu, visit