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Update (Nov. 15, 2019): Beirut has reopened. Read our interview with second-generation owner John Khoury.
One of West St. Paul’s staples for more than 35 years, Beirut Restaurant, is temporarily closing for remodeling.
The restaurant is closing on October 14 and they hope to reopen by November 11 at the latest.
The $120,000 project, which includes a $25,000 subsidy from the city’s Economic Development Authority, will be mostly cosmetic:
- Moving the entrance for better customer flow.
- Removing the stage and raised areas.
- Upgrading the bar to more than double the capacity.
- Delivery sidewalk.
- New trash enclosure.
“We take great pride in being recognized as one of the best Lebanese restaurants in the Twin Cities, as well as one of the best over all restaurants in this area,” says owner John Khoury. “We know it’s because of the pride we take in our food and customer service. I just wanted a place to be able to match the look with the product we give out.”