Security crisis takes toll on Beirut’s restaurants
Copyright: The Daily Star
May 22, 2012
Restaurants that eagerly await Arab tourists and Lebanese expatriates every summer are once more paying a hefty price because of heightened security fears and advisories by some countries warning against travel to Lebanon.
Restaurants in Beirut that are nearly devoid of patrons have become a common sight these days, with security concerns keeping customers away.
“We have lost more than 60 to 65 percent of our usual business,” said Raja Charrouf, manager of Karamna, a popular Downtown eatery that was
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