Mayor Getty Welcomes New Business to Lyons
Mayor Getty welcomed new restaurant, Falafelji, by stopping by its recently opened location last Wednesday. Falafelji is an Arabic word that means “Guy who sells Falafel” serves Eastern Mediterranean food at a fair price.
“I always want to visit a new business and personally welcome them to our village, said Mayor Getty. “We are a business friendly community and I want new businesses to feel at home in Lyons.”
After growing up in the restaurant industry, Falafelji owner Bilal Beiram wanted to open a place of his own and share his passion of Middle Eastern food with others. Along with his wife Nuha, Beiram chose the 3910 S. Harlem Avenue location as his new business venture.
Beiram expressed his gratitude to the Village of Lyons and to Mayor Getty for personally coming in to visit his restaurant.
“I would like to thank Lyons for being so easy to work with.” said Beiram.
Beiram said the Lyons Building Department was very helpful in the remodeling process and it was due to their immediate response and efficiency that he was able to open in time.
Falafelji is completely redone with granite counter tops, tiled floors, new tables, new chairs, fresh paint and a new kitchen. The food is made fresh and made to order and the inside of the small restaurant, mainly serving takeout, is very bright and refreshing.
The Village is excited Falafelji made Lyons their new home and wishes them the best of luck, said Mayor Getty.
Falafelji is located at 3910 S. Harlem Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 11am until 9pm and Sunday from 12pm until 8pm.