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Granby Bistro & Deli sees steady business after renovations

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 16:07:41-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Granby Bistro & Deli may have a new look, but you'll find the same old service.

"We're caterers, we're in the business to provide what the customers want," said owner Adel Hagez.

Back in July News 3 reported that the owner, Adel Hagez, was ending dine-in services and offering take-out only options.

Months later, his renovations are complete and his restaurant has been reinvented. If you take a step inside you will now find rows of shelves stocked with household items and groceries -- from pre-made sandwiches to hot sauce and everything in between.

Hagez said he wanted to create a place where locals could stop by and pick up a few items without having to go to the main grocery stores.

"The demand for what we have now seems to be very good," said Hagez.

They also serve hot food like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken, lasagna and other community favorites. Hagez said they are currently in the process of setting up a deli counter for cold cut sandwiches.

He said the pandemic forced them to change the business model, but so far they are getting positive reviews and repeat customers.

"I think we have to change our lifestyle and the earlier we accept it and we do something about it, the better off we are," he said. "What really makes me happy is when I feel that a customer is satisfied. That, believe it or not is better than the money."

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