February 4-5, 2024

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

Nia Grace

Nia Grace

Owner, Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Nia Grace is the award-winning owner and operator of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, known for its soulful flavors, signature cocktails, personal connections, and live entertainment.

She has worked in the restaurant hospitality industry for over 20 years, and it was this passion that brought this homegrown cook back to a place that serves what she loves most—friends, food, and music.  

But beyond restaurant hospitality, Nia is committed to the need in all of us to belong. Before purchasing Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Nia embraced a decade-long career in the nonprofit sector, fundraising and marketing for community-based human service organizations. Her innate talent gave her the opportunity to work on various projects with MTV, Russell Simmons, HBO Def Poetry, The Major League Baseball Players Trust, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Over the years, Nia has remained focused and involved in the community she loves, serving on boards for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts and the Boston Cultural Council, with current board commitments with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Boston Center for Youth and Families, and the Roxbury YMCA.

Among her accolades, Nia was a member of the 2020 Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” class. She is a recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Award sponsored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, presented for her excellent work as an Emerging Executive Leader. And Boston Magazine called out Nia as one of ”The 100 Most Influential Bostonians” for 2021 and 2022.