A sign hanging in the window of Roanoke’s Jerusalem Restaurant says the restaurant is closed “today and tommorrow [sic].” Problem is, the sign has been up for at least three weeks.
I haven’t been able to get in touch with the restaurant owners or Z & L Investments, which city real estate records lists as the owner of the building in the 4800 block of Williamson Road.
But Wendy Jones, executive director of the Williamson Road Area Business Association, said she noticed the signs go up about three weeks ago, the same time that the large pole sign was removed. She hasn’t talked with the owners either, but she said she doesn’t believe the restaurant will reopen.
Food writer Lindsey Nair reported in September 2011 that Fathi Jadid and his business partner, Neadal Kanan, were opening the restaurant. Jadid hails from Tunisia in northern Africa, and Kanan is originally from Jordan.
Jerusalem’s menu includes Italian fare such as pizza and Mediterranean food such as falafel, gyros and stuffed grape leaves.
If I hear more, I’ll post an update. What did you think of Jerusalem Restaurant?