Phoenicia to host grand opening Nov. 7 at new location

November 6, 2017 | Events, UToday
By Madison Vasko

Phoenicia Cuisine will hold its grand opening at its new location on the fourth floor of the Thompson Student Union Tuesday, Nov. 7, starting at 11 a.m.

A complimentary buffet offering hummus and pita, hot and cold beverages, and a selection of desserts will be provided.

In addition, select appetizers will be half-off , and there will be daily specials and other deals.

Live entertainment will begin at noon, with Chloe and the Steel Strings performing until 2 p.m., and Box of Sol playing from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Ed and Sam [Barakat, owners of Phoenicia Cuisine] are excited for this day of celebration and the chance to thank the customers for their continued support throughout 24 years of service to the UT community,” said Reem Barakat, an employee at the restaurant. “To the people who have been a part of our history, we want you to come out and celebrate with us, and to those who are new to Phoenicia, we encourage you to come out, see the new space, and be a part of our new journey.”

As a way of showing appreciation, there also will be a raffle held at the event. In addition to the $100 grand prize, customers will have the opportunity to win gift certificates in $25, $10 and $5 amounts.

For more information on the grand opening, contact Phoenicia Cuisine at or 419.530.2151.

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