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Beirut.com 16 Jun 2020

84 Years Later, Al Sakhra Restaurant Says Goodbye

It’s no secret that the current financial and economic crisis has taken a toll on many local businesses, forcing them to shut down and let go of their employees.

Editorial Purpose: We are sharing this piece of content to shed light on struggling Lebanese businesses.

One of the most recent victims of this hard-hitting reality is Al Sakhra Cliff House, a gorgeous Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Chemlane that made a name for itself with its exemplary location and scrumptious menu.

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It is with a heavy heart and tear-filled eyes that after 84 years we announce the closing of Al Sakhra – Cliff House for the time being. This decision weighs heavily upon us and we hope you understand that we are heartbroken to be closing our doors. These unprecedented times are challenging for all and the path forward is uncertain. We would like to express our gratitude to you, our guests, for making Al Sakhra your place for family gatherings and celebrations. We are proud to have been a place of warmth, friendship and community and cherish all the friends we made along the way. It is because of your trust and support that we made it this far. To the Sakhra family, the team, the backbone we are eternally grateful. You have been with us through it all especially the past few months, we could not have done it without you. We love you and will miss you all! Till we meet again, Al Sakhra Management Team

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Established in 1936, Al Sakhra has withstood the test of time and carved its spot in Lebanese history.

The iconic restaurant boasts a charming vintage interior, serving the most delectable Lebanese specialties from an old guesthouse with a red brick roof.

Aside from its homey feel, Al Sakhra also overlooks the stupendous valley and magical coastline, making for the perfect weekend escapade.

It truly is a shame to see such a beautiful locale holding so much history closing down. We can’t help but think of all the employees and businesses that are paying the price for a crisis they’re not responsible for.

Do you think these restaurants will get a chance to reopen one day?

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