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Sahara restaurant, a longstanding holdout amid VCU hub, for sale

Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 12:11:09-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Some prime Ram country real estate is up for grabs.

For sale signs have been posted in the windows of Sahara, a restaurant and hookah lounge at 813 W. Grace St.

A call to the number listed on the signs was answered by a man identifying himself as the owner of the property, but he would not give his name or go into detail about his plans for the building.

“I’m dealing with VCU,” he said.

It wouldn’t be the first time VCU and Sahara have crossed paths.

The restaurant sued the university in 2012 because two neighboring VCU construction projects were allegedly disrupting its business. The case was voluntarily dismissed, according to court records.

Konstantinos and Ekaterini Hatzigiannidis have owned Sahara’s 3,900-square-foot building since 1998, according to city records. It was most recently assessed at $836,000.

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