Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Le Castel is reopening in Kaslik

Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

At a time when many - as in by the hundreds - HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes) are closing, the news that Le Castel is reopening in Kaslik is no mean feat considering the current economic hardship. The place had a very specific location - the roundabout right at the entrance of Kaslik (to the younger generation right opposite where Starbucks is now and where Lord of the Wings was - and ergo closed).

Was it iconic? Even though the word is used on everything and slapped to anything, yes, the place was. Sure, in its last days it was mostly populated by an older clientele. It eventually closed in 2012. But then - today - what do I find on my instagram feed. Their account announcing the reopening (here).

In 2020 I basically published what as a pseudo-obituary of Kaslik (here). I still have to ponder what the reopening of the Le Castel means, but - seriously - all respect for the move.