The second of two lucrative contract extensions to operate businesses inside Palm Beach International Airport will be considered at Tuesday's county commission meeting. The Paradies Shops, based in Atlanta, was the sole company to submit a...

"You don't necessarily have to be friends to run a business," Jordan said.

Both women lament the imminent end of their business, whose contract with Paradies would terminate next summer.

Jordan and her daughter, Tarra Pressey, serve as minority subcontractors as part of the food and beverage concessions at PBIA, as well as at retail concessions at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airports.

Their company, Tarra Enterprises, joined forces with another retailer that initially sought to do business at PBIA, the New Jersey-based Hudson Group, but a proposal was never submitted.

"There aren't very many successful African-American businesses in this county," Pressey said. The end of JL's contract at PBIA, Pressey said, "will be the end of JL."

~ hector_florin@pbpost.com

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