FAME Family Blesses Rev. Norman Copland’s
Crescent Jewel Opening Soon in Riverside
Crescent Jewel is being prepared to become Riverside’s new crown jewel while promising to make anyone feel like they have stepped into the fine French Quarters. “I am going to be coming back here with family and friends,” said Mr. Williams who was a part of the visiting FAME family. The group was given a private tour by Rev. Norman Copeland who is creating the New Orleans style restaurant with his son Norman Copeland Jr.
Located in the heart of Riverside across from the historic Mission Inn, Crescent Jewel will occupy a prime corner spot at 3597 Main Street in Riverside California. It is scheduled to open on October 1, 2009. The trendy full service restaurant is envisioned to be casually elegant and will feature a piano player and live jazz entertainment. The menu will offer Creole classics including hearty gumbo and jambalaya, with catfish set to be a signature meal. It will also serve tasty updated recipes.
The name Crescent Jewel is dear to the hearts of the Copelands. Jewel is the namesake of both Rev. Copeland’s mother and his granddaughter, and Crescent has symbolic significance to the family as well. After the tour, Rev. Copeland expressed his gratitude to the group. “I would like to thank Pastor John and the FAME family for coming out here, this is very heart-warming for me,” he said. “I feel that I have been strengthened by this blessing, and that we are truly a part of the AME family.” The First AME members made the visit to the restaurant shortly after leaving a Conference on Saturday August 15, 2000 in Riverside. Rev. Norman Copeland the Presiding Elder of the Los Angeles District of the Southern California Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
For more information on Crescent Jewel please call (951) 684-1000.