CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The owner of the popular Over-the-Rhine spot "Japp's - Since 1879" is being recognized nationally as the "2019 Bartender-Owner of the Year" by the Nightclub & Bar Media Group.
The group says that their awards program "recognizes an elite class of industry trailblazers and venues from across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry."
"To me this is an award for Cincinnati! This award is because of you visiting Japp’s and Myrtle’s and enjoying it enough to tell your friends and family and bringing friends from out of town!" said Wellmann in a post on Facebook.
"Every year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards are presented to the top movers and shakers of the industry, and it is remarkable to see how these individuals and venues are changing the face of the hospitality world,” said David Klemt, Editor, Nightclub & Bar. “The industry has expanded so much since we launched the Nightclub & Bar Awards almost a decade ago."
"I’m so freakin proud to Be your Bartender and I’m so happy to offer these two cincinnati Bars as places that are all for you ! I love being a Cincinnatian !reading that anyone in cincinnati has won an award makes me so proud ! But man, reading “Molly Wellmann.... CINCINNATI,OH ! “ Never in a million years would I have believed it ?????? ??????????,I cant wait to serve you a drink at Japp’s !...... And To anyone who has never been to Cincinnati .... you are missing out !" said Wellman in her Facebook post.