Under the Beirut Sun
“We would like to assure you that Bank Audi has not bought and has no intention to buy ”Ahwet El Ezez” to establish a branch in Gemmayze. Please note that we already have a branch in that area.
On the other hand, Bank Audi is committed to preserve national and cultural heritage and has in the past shown its commitment. For example, the old villa in Achrafieh-Sursock has been preserved and turned into a cultural center/ museum.”
Except this was a legal matter entirely, seeing as it had to do with rents. All society can do is prevent its demolition, not ensure its continuance. I'm really upset its going to go, but I will look at it optimistically in that the structure itself will not change (although the atmosphere is what made it what it is).This is the saddest news I've heard all year and kind of disgusted at Lebanese society right now.