As many of you know, Cafe Gemmayze (known to locals as Ahwet el Ezez) will be closing its doors for good tomorrow. Although it’s being relocated to Antelias, it is losing its historic place in Gemmayze where it has stood for 90 years. So, to give the cafe and long time owner the goodbye they deserve, a double event hosted by the Save Beirut Heritage Group is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday January 5th, 2011 at Cafe Gemmayze.
First, around 7:30pm, a symbolic “3aza”, will be served where locals & regulars are invited to share their stories about Cafe Gemmazye around one last cup of coffee. A home made short film on Cafe Gemmayze will be shown during this time as well.
Then, toward the end the evening, and in the spirit of Ahwet el Ezez love for local artists, a concert will be held featuring ZEID & THE WINGS, ADONIS, and TINA YAMOUT. Prince Giorgio will also be playing music from Lebanon’s golden days. This part of the event is LL20,000 (or $13) . No profit is being made for Save Beirut Hertage, fees will just cover the necessary costs to organize & set up the event.
Tickets are on sale at Café Gemmayzé, and at The Tequila Pub Gemmayze, and include one beer.
For more info or reservations , call 71 319 167