Rima ­moving down the street, ­expanding

By Matthew McCully

After five years in Lennoxville, Lebanese restaurant Rima is packing up and moving on. But don’t worry, they’re not moving far. Just down the street to the storefront previously occupied by Tim Hortons on Queen Street.
Just over a month ago Rima, owned by brother and sister business partners Tony and Ghadie El Rahy, started the move into the new location.
If all goes well, Ghadie El Rahy plans to open next week.
“I’m not sure which day,” she added.
In addition to the regular menu, El Rahy said Rima will also offer breakfast pitas, fresh fruit options, and the restaurant will also fill the void left by the closure of the ice cream shop at the edge of town. El Rahy bought the ice cream appliances when the shop closed and will serve Coaticook ice cream, as well as smoothies and bubble tea.
While some renovation work was required, El Rahy said it was a good opportunity to personalize the space and also install glass divisions and barriers to make the restaurant as safe as possible in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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