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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chamber Leadership Turns Out in Full Force for Mezza Mediterranean Grille Grand Opening

(NOVI, MI)...Restaurateurs Walid Khalife & Samir Salah officially opened the doors to their newest concept in Mediterranean dining last night at the Grand Opening Celebration for Mezza Mediterranean Grille in Novi, Michigan. With spotlights glaring, hundreds of guests arrived to a red carpet welcome and were treated to Mezza's savory tastes, colorful sights and enchanting sounds. Samplings of Lebanese & Middle Eastern cuisine from their unique menu lined the walls of this trendy new eatery with live entertainment. Together, American and Arabic music played throughout the evening, up until a Lebanese vocalist took to the stage to perform. Paparazzi abound, photos were taken all night long to capture the essence of the affair. Cocktails, cigars, desserts, speeches, proclamations, and gifts were all part of the mega-celebration to launch the new Mezza chain.
Special guests in attendance included President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, Councilman John Akouri, Michigan State Senator Nancy Cassis, Federal District Court Judge George Caram Steeh, St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church Pastor V. Rev. Father Joseph Antypas, Publisher of the Arab American News Mr. Osama Siblani, Six Degrees Magazine Publisher Mikey George, United American Lebanese Federation President Walid Mourad, MGM Casino Executive Peter Varvaresos, Novi City Officials, a delegation of teachers from Dearborn Schools led by Ms. Josephine Kadado, and many other business and civic leaders from around the state. Mezza Mediterranean Grill was a featured food vendor at the 2007 Lebanese Festival (LEBFEST) in Birmingham, and is expected to serve thousands of festivalgoers again at this year's 2008 LEBFEST in July.

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