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Alfredo’s makes move into city

Madison Mathews • Jan 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

A Bristol, Va.-based restaurant is bringing its signature Italian and Mediterranean tastes to the former home of Jane’s Lunch Box, which served home-style food for 13 years.

Alfredo’s Mediterranean & Italian Cuisine, 1109 W. Market St., opened Friday.

The restaurant has operated at 812 Commonwealth Ave. in Bristol, Va. for three years, according to Aymaan Elshouki, manager of the new Johnson City location.

Elshouki said Alfredo’s customer base from Johnson City had always wanted the restaurant to expand its operations.

“A lot of people from Johnson City ask us why you don’t open over there ... and that’s why we decided to open. It’s a pretty good location for the business over here,” he said.

For those who enjoyed the menu at Jane’s Lunch Box, don’t fret. Elshouki said Alfredo’s will keep the home-style menu for a little while as they slowly phase the new menu in.

“We’re just opening slowly. We’re not rushing our menu at one time,” he said.

While some customers are sad to see the old restaurant close, Elshouki said there are many people excited about having a new Mediterranean restaurant in Johnson City.

Alfredo’s menu features specialty sandwiches, pizza, calzone and Greek cuisine. The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

For more information, call 434-2665.

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