0.6 min readBy Published On: September 4th, 2020Categories: Features1 Comment on The History of Sahara Syrian Restaurant

Caught in the South End

If you’ve walked around Shawmut Ave in the South End, you’ve probably notice the iconic sign “Sahara Syrian Restaurant” that looks like it could have been used as a location in Goodfella’s.  The restaurant has been closed for almost fifty years and the building unused.  This mysterious place has made us ponder questions over the years.  “Who owns the building?” “Why did it close?” “Will someone every reopen or sell the building?”

Well, The Passionate Foodie has uncovered the the mystery and gives us a little history lesson on not only the family that owns the building but on Armenian immigrants in Boston.

You can read about it here.  It’s a really great piece!

Image via Backside of America blog

One Comment

  1. Michelle Khoury May 1, 2023 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    My husband George Khoury is the son of Samuel Khoury, owner of the Sahara Restaurant. It’s been enjoyable to read about the history and amazing to know that the sign is still up after 50 years ! I wish my father in law was still alive. He would have enjoyed knowing people are still talking or wondering about his restaurant. My husband has stories of him and his brother in the restaurant as kids. Thanks for the article!

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