Tag: Jerome Brown BBQ

A.G. GancarskiJune 29, 2017

From sauce to loss, the story continues. Thursday sees a foreclosure auction of the former Jerome Brown BBQ sauce plant in Northwest Jacksonville. There is an interesting gap between the assessed value of the plant ($958,700) and the final judgement amount ($2,795,533.89). CoWealth LLC, one of Councilwoman Katrina Brown‘s family’s shell companies, entered into an economic development deal […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 27, 2017

Earlier this month, “KJB Specialties D/B/A Jerome Brown BBQ” a business owned by the family of Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. With that filing comes a need to work out details: among them, salaries of the company’s officers. Last week, the councilor’s parents, JoAnn Brown and Jerome Brown, filed motions for an emergency hearing […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 10, 2017

The city of Jacksonville’s battle against the failing family businesses of a Jacksonville City Councilwoman was escalated this week. Jacksonville filed a suit Tuesday against CoWealth, LLC and Basic Products, LLC. in Florida’s 4th Circuit. [COJ v. Cowealth Complaint] Both limited liability corporations see Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown, a member of the council’s Finance Committee, listed as a member-manager […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 1, 2017

How much longer can a Jacksonville city councilwoman, whose family businesses have bombshell news reports every couple of days for failure to pay debts, stay on the council’s Finance Committee? That’s the question in Jacksonville right now, as the saga of the family businesses of Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown continues to move from sauce to […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2016

The saga of Jerome Brown BBQ, the family business of Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown, took a turn for the legalistic Tuesday. Action News Jax and News4Jax report that the BBQ company’s warehouse on Jacksonville’s Westside was raided Tuesday morning. The raid appears to be multi-jurisdictional, involving the FBI, the IRS, HUD, the Small Business Administration and […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2016

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown, a member of the Finance Committee, continues to be plagued by financial issues related to a family businesses. In September, the Florida Times-Union reported that the Brown family company, “Cowealth,” was looking to sell a building bought to house a barbecue sauce plant in Northwest Jacksonville, in the wake of non-performance […]


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