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Grand Opening of The Island Caribbean Cuisine and Drinks

Monday, May 14, 2018

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at The Island Caribbean Cuisine and Drinks, a family owned and operated restaurant with a full bar that specializes on the unique tastes of foods of the Caribbean Islands through authentic cooking and beverages. The grand opening event was attended by Mayor Gary Christenson, City Councillor Ryan O’Malley and family and friends. Located at 118 Ferry Street at the site of the former Ferry Street Food and Drink, Owner and Chief Operating Officer Chantal Quessa (also a Malden resident) anticipates creating employment opportunities for 12 individuals.

Ms. Quessa brings a wealth of health care management, cooking, and customer service experience to the new restaurant where she hopes they will be known for their food as well as fabulous customer service.  For more information, including hours of operation, please call 781-605-2212 or visit  

Traditional foods were presented

A beautiful cake features the restaurant logo

The Island employees, family and friends with (holding scissors from left) Owner Chantal Quessa, Mayor Gary Christenson and Avlot Quessa, husband of the Owner; (far right) City Councillor Ryan O'Malley

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden