Following August 4th Beirut blast, a group of volunteers has come together to create the “Beirut, City of Life” initiative with the support and the collaboration of the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, and Nightclubs & Pastries and different entities and businesses in Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael to relaunch and revive an area well known to be the beating heart of Beirut.
This project came to life because right from the start “we refused to be resilient and let our pain turn into numbness; because we have understood it is really up to us to become a driving force in rebuilding our city and bring back hope in people’s heart” said one of the committee member.
Tony Ramy,President of the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, and Nightclubs & Pastries added, “In times of uncertainty, the syndicate’s team activated the “we can do” attitude and brought a lot of positivity and successful outcome to the Food & Beverage community through many reconstruction and relief initiatives. Hence, building on the power of supporting local community and expending the social capital on the national level. The syndicate’s vision continues to unconditionally support the F&B industry; in hard times as well as in good times”.
The “Beirut, City of Life” was born out of the will of active professionals coming from different industries who have decided to join forces, dedicate their time and put together their expertise, knowhow and relations to revive the different players of the Mar Mikhael and Gemmayze community.
Beirut City of Life is about envisioning the rebirth of the neighborhood by engaging the different designers, galleries, artists, shops, restaurants and bars in a month-long calendar of events and exhibitions to drive traffic back to this neighborhood by creating activities, workshops and exhibitions targeted at all segments of the population.
Beirut City of Life calendar of activities starts on December 7, 2020