|Nearly ready for business|
The venture, located at Madison Avenue and South Allen Street in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood, may open within the next few weeks, according to owner-chef Chingiz Jafarov.
This is the first restaurant for the immigrant from Azerbaijan who has lived in the U.S. for 13 years.
“I hope to reach a lot of people who aren’t familiar with Mediterranean cuisine and introduce them to something I think they’ll love,” he said in a Times Union interview. “I’ve also spoken to a lot of people in the area and most seem to agree that we do need a good Mediterranean restaurant in the neighborhood.”
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