A popular political gathering place in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta is set to reopen next week after months of renovations.
On Monday morning, Brian Maloof, the owner of Manuel’s Tavern, invited a priest from his family's church to bless the bar as more than 50 employees and customers watched.
Middle Eastern Custom
The Rev. John Azar of St. John Chrysostom Melkite Catholic Church chanted in Arabic while Brian Maloof guided him through each room of the tavern.