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New barbecue business opens in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Lawrence Nelson, owner of Just Right BBQ, is pictured with chef Sheila Holley at the new food establishment, 701 South Main St.

MEDINA – Lawrence and Juanita Nelson opened a new barbecue business last month in Medina, wanting to showcase the cooking talents of their friends, Johnny and Sheila Holley.

Just Right BBQ features chickens and ribs, and will expand its menu next month, likely adding pulled pork, and side dishes of green beans, and macaroni and cheese.

“I enjoy it, giving people what they want,” Mr. Nelson said. “I’m not going to go cheap on them.”

Nelson is retired from Harrison Radiator in Lockport. The Albion resident also is a Vietnam War veteran.

He has long been impressed by the Holleys and their cooking skills. Mr. Holley is temporarily sidelined due to an injury. His wife has been handling the bulk of the food preparation, slow-cooking the chicken and ribs.

“I enjoy meeting the people and getting their ideas and thoughts,” Nelson said. “There’s a lot of different people that come in and out of here.”

He and his wife put a new kitchen in the business. Mrs. Nelson juggles time between Just Right BBQ and her job at Baxter International in Medina.

The business is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Nelson said later hours will likely be added in early 2015.

For more information, call (585) 331-2891.