Coming soon? Holy land Mediterranean Grill

The space at 217 E. Douglas that has been home to roughly 32,921,673** restaurants over the past several years appears to be on the verge of getting a new occupant.

There’s a new bright yellow awning on the space that most recently housed the short-lived Onyx Bistro, and several signs in the windows feature pictures of delicious-looking Mediterranean dishes such as kibbeh and fattouch. The logo in the corner of the signs says “Holy land Mediterranean Grill.”

Sophokles “Steve” Anthimedes, who owns the space and runs Athena Jewelry next door, said he wasn’t quite ready to reveal all the details of the new tenant. He only would say that he was planning to lease the space to three businessmen from Illinois who run a successful restaurant chain there.

I looked up Holy land Mediterranean Grill online, and there is one with a matching logo operating out of Champaign, Ill. You can view its menu by taking a look at this website. It’s full of Mediterranean items familiar to Wichita diners, such as hummus, schwarma, kibbeh, kebabs, fattouch and more.

I’ll provide an update when Sophokles and his mystery tenants are ready to talk.

**I exaggerate. Slightly.