News Release - City Celebrates Grand Opening of Taste of Ethiopia Restaurant in Downtown with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, February 14, 2014) – City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner Delmonize ‘Del’ Smith joined business owner Mesrak Tesfaye today at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Taste of Ethiopia restaurant, located at 155 State Street in Downtown.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Ms. Tesfaye and her staff to this prime location Downtown,” said Commissioner Smith. “We thank her for choosing to do business here and investing in our city. Taste of Ethiopia brings a new flavor to Downtown and we wish her great success in this beautiful building.”

Taste of Ethiopia is a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner. The 3,000 square-foot newly renovated space is decorated with traditional décor.  Ms. Tesfaye aims to provide authentic Ethiopian-style cuisine to her customers with the flavors and ambiance of the cultural beauty of Ethiopia.

Taste of Ethiopia is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.


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