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Two Pendleton restaurants mourn sudden deaths this week

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 18:29:22-05

CINCINNATI — The Pendleton community is mourning the sudden deaths of two men prominent in the neighborhood’s restaurant scene this week.

PJ Neumann, proprietor of Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, and Mike Bold, a manager at Nation Kitchen and Bar, both passed away days apart.

“I am not at a loss for words, I just don’t have enough to describe what I am feeling,” Boomtown chef Christian Gill wrote in an Instagram tribute to Neumann.

“PJ was one the guys that helped make Nation what it is today. He took it a step farther and put his own finger prints on the Pendleton neighborhood that will not be forgotten,” wrote Nation Kitchen on Facebook.

Saturday would have been Bold’s 25th birthday, according to Nation Kitchen. Nation, Boomtown, Rhinehaus and 3 Points Urban Brewery donated Saturday sales to help cover Bold's funeral costs.

Boomtown Biscuits will be closed Sunday, and services for Bold will be held Monday at noon at Advance Funeral Home, 4976 Winton Rd, Fairfield.