Petra Cafe coming to Highland Strip

The redeveloping Highland Strip is adding yet another restaurant, Petra Cafe.

Loeb Properties announced the Mediterranean restaurant will add a second Memphis location at 547 S. Highland. Petra Cafe now has a restaurant in Carrefour at Kirby Woods, 6641 Poplar.

At the Highland Strip, Petra Cafe will inhabit a 1,015-square-foot bay that is two doors down from Newby's pub bar. Construction is about to start and the restaurant should open by early next year, according to the landlord.

"They have a great reputation as a quality, longstanding Mediterranean restaurant,'' said Aaron Petree, vice president for brokerage at Loeb Properties.

"The appealing part is that they do a very heavy lunch business, which we'd like to see more of at the Highland Strip,'' Petree said.

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