Neomonde Deli settles on new Durham location

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Neomonde Deli settles on new Durham location

Exciting news for our project, Unscripted Hotel in Durham, NC ::

Neomonde Deli has been looking for its first Durham location for several years, and they knew they wanted it to be special.

Friday, owners of the Lebanese restaurant announced it will open in the new Unscripted boutique hotel in downtown Durham.

“This opportunity came to us,” said Chris Saleh, Neomonde’s vice president of retail and marketing. “We learned about the project in this historic building and what they were doing.

“Because we’re an older company, we wanted to be in an historic building,” Saleh with a laugh. Saleh is the son of Neomonde owners Sam and Betty Saleh.

The modernist hotel – which once was the Jack Tar Motor Lodge – is expected to open later this summer and was featured earlier this week in The New York Times in a story titled, “Why Boutique Hotels Are So Big in Not-So-Big Cities.” The hotel at 202 N. Corcoran St. is surrounded by other specialty hotels: the 21c Museum Hotel and The Durham.

Neomonde will occupy 3,000 square feet on the first floor of the building. Other first-floor tenants include Pour Taproom, which is expected to open soon, and the Jack Tar Diner, from the creators of Pizzeria Toro and Littler.

Read the entire article in the News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/restaurants/article156656494.html