June 18, 2008

In Lyman, a New Shed: Restaurant Opens 2nd Location Today

By Justin Hooks, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

Jun. 18--GULFPORT -- Starting today, residents don't need to drive to Jackson County to get a heaping helping of barbecue and blues.

The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint opens its first franchise today in Lyman, one mile west of U.S. 49 on Mississippi 53, on five acres of land previously held by Smiley Tubb's Marine and Repair.

Allyson Brewer of Gulfport is the principal franchisee. Brewer is the former accounting manager for the Gulfport-based law firm of Davis and Feder. Brewer is a self-proclaimed "dumpster diver" and bona fide "ShedHead." She admits the last few months have been hectic, but she's glad the joint is finally open.

"I'm really excited," Brewer said. "This is the community's Shed. This is something they've needed for a long time. Good family entertainment. There's no barbecue joint like this that represents that true Delta funk feeling."

In keeping with The Shed's sense of style, the restaurant has served as a repository for antiques of all kinds from as far away as Memphis. Even the old bleachers at the Perkinston campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College have been used in the construction. The joint will also serve as a live music venue.

If you go

The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint

Where: West of U.S. 49 on Mississippi 53

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Phone: 669-2585.


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